Our MP is encouraging local organizations to apply for submit their projects for consideration under the newly launched Enabling Accessibility Fund. The call for proposals went out last week and Tony Clement says this is a great program that will increase accessibility right here in Parry Sound-Muskoka. Several local projects have been approved through the fund in recent years, including $50,000 for a ramp and accessibility upgrades at the Town of Kearney, $10,000 for beach change facilities in Nobel, $18,000 for accessibility improvements at the Township of Lake of Bays, $49,000 for washroom upgrades for seniors in Bracebridge, $50,000 for a wheelchair accessible waterpark at a camp for the deaf in Rosseau, $30,000 for access improvements to Ron Pratt Electric in Huntsville, $14,600 for washroom upgrades for the Town of Parry Sound, and $43,000 to improve accessibility at the Town of Bracebridge.

Over 11 million in funding is available through this year’s call for proposals with priority going to projects that enhance access for children, veterans, or seniors with disabilities. The deadline for submissions is April 27th and a link to the applications can be found at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/