Enabling Accessibility Fund – Call for Proposals now open

Calls for Proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) program through Employment and Social Development Canada has been launched. This CFP funds capital projects to help increase the physical accessibility of community spaces and work spaces.

We will be accepting applications from organizations that wish to receive funding under the following components:

Mid-sized projects (open from June 4, 2021 to July 29, 2021)

This component of the EAF aims to create more opportunities for people with disabilities to use programs, services, participate in community activities or access employment opportunities. Eligible organizations can apply for a minimum of $350,000 and a maximum of $1,000,000 for projects that will:

  • improve accessibility and safety for persons with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, and
  • increase access to programs, services or employment opportunities that focus on a holistic approach in addressing the social or labour market integration needs of persons with disabilities.

The call is open until July 29, 2021.

Projects must be ready to start on or after April 1, 2022 and must be completed by March 31, 2024.

This funding opportunity is now posted on the Employment and Social Development Canada funding programs page.

If you have questions or need accommodations, please email us at [email protected]

We will answer all questions received at the email address noted above within 24 hours of receiving them. We will continue to answer all questions until July 29, 2021 at 12 noon Pacific time.


Information sessions

We will hold information sessions in mid-June and in July. These voluntary sessions are for individuals who would like further information. You will be able to participate online or by teleconference.

We will also provide a demonstration of the calculator at the session and will be available to respond to questions related to it.

If you are interested in taking part in one of these sessions, please send an email to [email protected] and we will provide you with the dates available and the instructions on how to take part.

In your email, please indicate if you would like to attend an information session in English or French. Also, please indicate if you require an accommodation to participate.