Cash is available to make communities, buildings, and vehicles accessible to the disabled.
Local organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities through the federal government's Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Langley MP Mark Warawa called for organizations to submit proposals for small projects. These may include renovations, construction and retrofitting of buildings, modification of vehicles for community use or enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible.
"The government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities," said Warawa. "Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, our government is improving access to facilities, activities and services to enable all Canadians to participate more fully in society."
"Langley continues to be actively involved in raising awareness and promoting accessibility issues," said Warawa. "Organizations like the Langley Pos-Abilties Society have been diligently working to help provide accessibility services for a number of a years."
Organizations can submit proposals until October 5, 2012, and can receive up to $50,000 per project. To find out how to apply for funding or for more information about the Fund, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability.
Since the Fund was created in 2008, over 800 projects have helped to remove barriers and make communities across Canada more accessible for people with disabilities.
Community organizations, municipalities with fewer than 250,000 inhabitants, small businesses, colleges and universities, and territorial and Aboriginal governments can submit their projects. They can receive up to $50,000 per project to undertake accessibility improvements. Proposals will be accepted until October 5, 2012.