Jane Philpott

Your member of parliament for


Markham-Stouffville

Jane Philpott

Your member of parliament for


Markham-Stouffville

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Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component

Are you a young person who cares about accessibility for all Canadians? Perhaps there’s a place in Markham-Stouffville that you want people of all abilities to enjoy.  Perhaps you have a friend who has a physical disability and is limited by the places they can access in your neighbourhood.  Whatever your motivation, if you care about accessibility, I encourage you to learn about this great opportunity to make a difference for our community by becoming a Youth Leader for the Enabling Accessibility Fund.

Here are some project success stories from last year:

  • Alexander helped a hospital foundation to secure $10,000 for an accessible playground
  • Sierra helped get close to $5,000 for a new beach wheelchair, and improvements to two existing beach wheelchairs in her beachside community
  • Olivia helped her town get $8,400 for installing automated door operators

Steps:

  • Apply to be a Youth Leader via this link
  • Identify accessibility barriers in your community
  • Seek interested organizations willing to work with you to develop an EAF accessibility project funding proposals

Facts:

  • For youth 15-30 years of age
  • Funding up to $10,000

Deadline:

  • Apply to be a youth leader by Sept 21, 2018