Horton, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, was pleased to see the completed project at Horton Township, which was made possible by the $28,927 they received through the Enabling Accessibility Fund Program. The funds were used to install a vertical lift platform.
“As always the Horton Recreation Committee and the teams of volunteers put on a spectacular breakfast. Families enjoyed the many activities from first thing in the morning to throughout the day. The Centre truly draws the community together, and with the lift to the second floor different groups can enjoy it at the same time. Already they are seeing a greater number of rentals for the upstairs.” said Cheryl Gallant.
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.
For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund and how to apply for funding, please contact my office or visit Federal Programs for Community Organizations