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EnAbling Change Program

Description

The EnAbling Change Program provides funding for educational projects that promote accessibility for people with disabilities. The program provides financial support and expertise to incorporated non-profit organizations, such as industry umbrella organizations and professional associations that have wide reach to help obligated organizations comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The program funds a limited number of projects, such as targeted education campaigns across a sector or industry to promote and distribute existing accessibility tools and resources.

Organizations should demonstrate a commitment to accessibility in order to lead by example in their sector.

The EnAbling Change Program does not provide funding for building renovations such as ramps, lifts, or elevators. This program is not the same as the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.

The EnAbling Change Program does not provide funding to directly cover the cost of meeting AODA requirements. For example, no funding will be provided to refresh websites to meet accessibility requirements.

The EnAbling Change Program does not provide funding to directly cover the cost of workplace accommodations, wage subsidies, or placement programs for people with disabilities.

Deadline

The application period is now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

• Organizations are eligible to apply for the EnAbling Change Program if they:

o Are a non-profit that has been incorporated in Ontario for at least one year.

o Have accountability processes to administer, manage and oversee any funding received from the Province.

o Provide proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance coverage in the amount of not less than $2 million, if the application is successful.

o Are prepared to provide reports, as agreed in the contract and/or at the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility’s request.

o Are fully compliant with Ontario’s accessibility standards.

Contacts

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Phone: 416.212-2144 / 416.314-0416

Email: enablingchange@ontario.ca

Last updated: July 19, 2019