The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is launching the 2013/2014 “EnAbling Change” program. This program supports non-profit organizations to be leaders in helping others comply with Ontario’s accessibility standards. Through the program, financial support is provided to organizations to educate an industry or sector about their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.
The 2013/2014 EnAbling Change program has two priority areas:
- The design of public spaces, focused on engaging planners, engineers, and developers in designing accessible public spaces.
- Healthy living, leisure and recreation, focused on increasing access and awareness in this area for people with disabilities.
A limited number of large-scale projects with anticipated province-wide impact will be funded. Projects that meet additional goals, such as development of innovative approaches for increasing accessibility awareness, will also be funded.
Applications and updated information regarding funding for the 2013/2014 fiscal year will be available from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services after January 14, 2013.