Backgrounder: Enabling Accessibility Fund ensures safer, easier access to public spaces and workplaces in the Atlantic provinces

Backgrounder

So far in 2019–20, the Government of Canada is providing financial support for accessibility projects of over $2.2 million in funding to eight organizations or municipalities in the Atlantic provinces through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) small and mid-sized projects components. Projects range from retrofitting bathrooms and installing ramps, elevators and automatic door openers to developing sensory-friendly rooms and purchasing all‑terrain beach wheelchairs.

The following organizations or municipalities in the Atlantic provinces have been approved to receive funding through the EAF small or mid-sized projects components in 2019–20:


Organization or Municipality

  • Camp Canak Inc. (New Brunswick)
  • Project: The projects consists of construction of a new accessible building that would enable accommodations and programming for adults and children with special needs, such as mental health issues and intellectual disabilities, so they can enjoy a camp experience that would contribute to their personal growth, social integration and well-being.

Organization or Municipality

  • Capital Area Recreation Inc. (Prince Edward Island)
  • Project: The project consists of constructing accessible change rooms.

Organization or Municipality

  • City of Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Project: The project consists of purchasing two all-terrain wheelchairs and a beach wheelchair.

Organization or Municipality

  • Nova Scotia Community College (Nova Scotia)
  • Project: The projects consists of renovating the Truro Campus including two elevators and constructing an accessible walkway to increase access for persons with disabilities to the numerous programs and services the college provides to the student body and the larger community.

Organization or Municipality

  • PEI Mi’kmaq Holdings Inc. (Prince Edward Island)
  • Project: The proposed project consists of constructing a three-story accessible facility including the following: a passenger elevator, automated door openers, an exterior ramp, accessible sidewalks, six accessible washrooms, a barrier-free shower room, accessible kitchen cabinets, accessible parking spaces and two barrier-free reception areas.

Organization or Municipality

  • St Bees Anglican Church (Nova Scotia)
  • Project: The project consists of building an accessible washroom, constructing an exterior ramp and installing a new floor.

Organization or Municipality

  • Town of Sussex (New Brunswick)
  • Project: The project consists of retrofitting doorways with steps, constructing ramps and sidewalks, and installing lighting and an automated door opener.

Organization or Municipality

  • Town of Grand Bay-Westfield (New Brunswick)
  • Project: The project consists of installing automated door openers.

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