Youth Leaders Invited To Help Build a More Accessible Canada

The Government of Canada recently launched a call for expressions of interest for youth leaders across Canada, who will work with eligible organizations to submit project proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund’s (EAF) Youth Innovation Component.

This call for expressions of interest gives youth volunteers a chance to make a difference in their communities and help to raise awareness of the EAF program.

Youth interested in participating are required to identify accessibility barriers in public places or workplaces within their immediate and/or surrounding communities, and seek out interested organizations willing to work with them to develop an EAF accessibility project funding proposal.

The call for expressions of interest will support approximately 125 youth-driven projects aimed at increasing accessibility in community facilities and workplaces across Canada. Not-for-profit organizations, for profit organizations (with up to 99 full-time equivalent employees), small municipalities (with a population under 125,000), Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and territorial governments are eligible to apply for project funding of up to $10,000.

Interested youth between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age can apply online.

The call for expressions of interest for youth leaders will close on September 21, 2018.

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