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Government of Canada Supports Accessibility for Canadians with Disabilities in Ontario

WYOMING, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 14, 2012)

A Government of Canada accessibility investment has made it possible for people with disabilities in Wyoming and area to participate in activities at the Lions Club.

Patricia Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today spoke at an open house to celebrate the completion of the Wyoming Lions Club project.

“Our government recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and celebrates the progress we have made as a society towards the full inclusion of people with disabilities,” said Ms. Davidson. “Through this Enabling Accessibility Fund project, we are helping people in our community contribute and participate fully by improving access to facilities, activities and services.”

The Lions Club received $55,000 for its Building Accessibility project to create an accessible entrance, a ramp and accessible washrooms, thereby removing barriers and promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.

For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability.

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Enabling Accessibility Fund

Budget 2007 announced the creation of the Enabling Accessibility Fund with funding of $45 million over three years to assist communities with projects that improve accessibility for people with varying abilities. Budget 2010 built on the success of this program by extending it and providing an additional $45 million over the following three years to remove barriers for Canadians with disabilities.

Since the first call for proposals in 2008, over 600 projects have been awarded funding to improve accessibility in Canadian communities.

Under the Fund’s Small Project Component, improvements include renovations, the construction and retrofitting of buildings, the modification of vehicles for community use, and enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible.

For more information, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability.

Contact Information

Alyson Queen
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559

Reproduced from http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-supports-accessibility-canadians-with-disabilities-ontario-1606756.htm

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