This guest blog post is provided by Employment and Social Development Canada, which supports the participation of Canadians with disabilities in the economy and their communities.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund launched a call for proposals on August 6, 2014 under its workplace accessibility stream. Small businesses can apply to receive up to $50,000 in grant funding for projects that help to create or maintain job opportunities for people with disabilities through improvements to accessibility in the workplace. Projects may include:

  • Construction, renovation or retrofit of workplaces in which job opportunities could be created or maintained specifically for people with disabilities.
  • The provision of assistive technologies for work use.

If you are an employer who has or is thinking about hiring people with disabilities, you are encouraged to apply for a grant by October 1, 2014. Choose to embrace diversity and break down barriers of accessibility in your workplace!

Find out how to apply. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) October 1, 2014.