Adele McLeod, Cheryl Gallant, MP, Mayor Mary Campbell, Irene Mayhew, Reverend Don Anderson, Margaret Jean Carberry attend the ribbon cutting for lift @ Burnstown United Church funded through Federal Enabling Accessibility Program


Burnstown, Ontario- Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, was pleased to see the completed project at the Burnstown United Church, made possible by the $49,350 it received through the Enabling Accessibility Fund Program. The funds were used to install a lift from the main hall to the lower level.

“Thanks to the leadership of Irene Robillard, and the hard work of parishioners here at the Burnstown United Church, the first phase of their accessibility project is now completed.” said Cheryl Gallant, MP.  “Without the financial and in-kind support from the community at large, this project would never have become a reality.  I would also like to extend special thanks to McNab/Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell, the Burnstown Women’s Institute, and both the Burnstown and McNab/Braeside Business Associations for their support for the Burnstown United Church.

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 acrossCanada. 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 investments made at the Burnstown Untied Church and thousands of other projects across Canada through our Government the Enabling Accessibility Fund, we are able to make our public facilities accessible to all Canadians,” concluded MP Gallant.

For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund and how to apply for funding, please contact my office or visit my federal government programs page.

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