Enabling Accessibility Fund – Now Open

The federal government recently announced a call for proposals for the Enabling Accessibility Fund. This is a great time for organizations who are looking to do accessibility improvements to apply for funding to help make our communities and workplaces more accessible.


To receive funding, your organization must be a:

  • not-for-profit (an organization that does not make money for itself)
  • business (with a maximum of 99 full-time equivalent employees)
  • small municipality (with population under 125,000 as per the 2016 Census data)
  • Indigenous organization (including band council, tribal council and self-governing organization)
  • territorial government

In addition:

  • you must submit a complete application package before 3:00 pm (EDT) on July 13, 2020
  • your funding request cannot exceed $100,000
  • your project cannot exceed 24 months
  • your project activities cannot be:
    • on a Government of Canada property
    • in a public hospital
    • in a public school (or on school grounds)
    • in a private home or dwelling
  • your organization must not have received funding from the 2018 EAF funding processes for small and mid-sized projects
  • your project must be in one of the following:
    • a facility where persons with disabilities work or could work in the future (Workplace Accessibility Stream), or
    • a community space where programs or services are, or will be available for persons with disabilities (Community Accessibility Stream)
  • for projects other than ramps, accessible doors and accessible washrooms, you must provide 1 external cost estimate. You must submit a rationale if you cannot provide an estimate and an explanation of how you calculated your project costs

Applications are due July 13, 2020.

Enabling Accessibility Fund Information