Killaloe, Ontario… Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, was pleased to see the project at the Killaloe Health Centre underway, using the $16,385 received through the Enabling Accessibility Fund Program. The funds are going towards retrofitting existing washroom facilities to enhance accessibility.

“Having fully accessibly buildings and facilities is important to ensuring that all Canadian have equal access to services,” said Cheryl Gallant.  “Accessibility is especially critical in a health-care environment, where many patients require easily accessible facilities. Thanks to our Conservative Government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund Program,   current and future patients at the Killaloe Health Centre, and other health-care facilities across Canada, will now have the accessibility they require.”

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund was established in 2008 to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve physical accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Between 2008 and 2010 the program provided funding to hundreds of accessibility projects across Canada. The EAF was renewed and expanded in the 2010 budget to cover medium-sized projects, which enabled communities to undertake larger retrofit projects and foster partnerships for creating new facilities.

The application deadline for the fall small project component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is September 23rd, 2011. For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund and how to apply for funding, please contact my office or visit my website, www.cherylgallant.com.

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