Funding: Enabling Accessibility Fund for youth innovation projects: Application closed

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Current status: Closed

The funding process is now closed. Applicants must not start their proposed projects until notified by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) of approval and an agreement has been signed between the organization and a representative of ESDC.

Please note that not all applications submitted under this process will be approved. Funding is limited and subject to budget considerations of ESDC and allocation of funds by Parliament.

Decisions are final and there is no appeal process.

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Application period

The application period to enroll as a Youth Accessibility Leader is from May 29 to October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern time.

Youth Innovation Component overview

We are looking for young Canadians to help build an accessible Canada

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) is looking for dynamic youths who want to demonstrate leadership and their commitment to their communities by volunteering their time to build a more accessible Canada.

If you are:

…then we want you and what you have to offer! Apply to become an EAF Youth Accessibility Leader!

About the EAF Youth Innovation Component

The EAF Youth Innovation Component provides an opportunity for youths to have a direct impact in the lives of people with disabilities by addressing accessibility barriers in public spaces or workplaces within their community or surrounding communities. Through this work, youths create greater awareness about accessibility needs and encourage organizations to apply for EAF funding to address existing accessibility barriers and build a more inclusive and accessible Canada.

Role of the Youth Accessibility Leader

As a designated EAF Youth Accessibility Leader, you will be part of a growing community of youths from across the country that have:

How youths can benefit from being a Youth Accessibility Leader:

Previously funded projects put forward by youth leaders include:

What you need to know before you apply

Read the information in this section to learn more about the process.

Of note, as a Youth Accessibility Leader you can also choose to work as a team and have a few friends support you throughout the process.

The following organizations are eligible to apply for EAF Youth Innovation Component funding:

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Application period

The application period to submit your interest in becoming a Youth Accessibility Leader is from May 29 to October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern time.

Contact us

If you or the organization applying for funding have questions send an email to We will answer questions that are received by November 28, 2019 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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