Financial Aid for Employers for Accessibility Retrofits

The Ontario Government introduced a fund in 2016 called the Enabling Accessibility Fund, to assist employers and community agencies with retrofits needed for Accessibility requirements. (Read the article here).  The Government approved 573 projects this year (2,890 since it started), and has an annual budget of $15 million.  There are two “streams” of funding for these projects, for Workplace Accessibility and Community Accessibility.

A quote from the article:

“Employers could apply for funding to cover a variety of different areas including renovations, retrofits and construction of workplaces as well as the provision of information and communication technologies for community use that eliminate systemic accessibility barriers. “Funded projects for Canadian businesses, community organizations and other eligible recipients will have a direct and positive impact in the everyday life of people with disabilities and their families. Together, we can help build a more accessible and inclusive society,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.”

If you need financial assistance with your AODA or other disability accommodations you should check out the fund!