EnAbling Change Program

Receive Up to 75% of Total Costs on Ontario Accessibility Awareness Projects.

The EnAbling Change Program provides eligible non-profit, industry or professional organizations with grants covering up to 75 per cent of total costs for projects that bring awareness to tools and educational resources which can make Ontario accessible to all types of people.

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EnAbling Change Program

Amount of Funding

The EnAbling Change Program is a shared-cost transfer payment program. The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility contributes up to 75 per cent of total project costs while applicants must contribute a minimum of 25 per cent of the total project costs in cash or in-kind.

There is no minimum or maximum funding amount.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

EnAbling Change Program

Eligible Applicants

Organizations are eligible to apply to the EnAbling Change Program if they are:

  • A not-for-profit organization that can reach across an industry or sector in Ontario; and
  • Compliant with Ontario’s accessibility laws; and
  • A not-for-profit organization that has been incorporated in Ontario for at least one year; and
  • Have accountability processes to administer, manage and oversee any funding received from the province; and
  • Provide proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance coverage in the amount of not less than $2 million.

The EnAbling Change Program will give preference to applications that demonstrate:

  • An ability to deliver proposed projects to networks and employers across an industry or sector; and
  • An understanding of challenges related to accessibility and/or AODA compliance within an industry or sector; and
  • That their project will benefit target audiences beyond the funding period and be sustainable over the longer term; and
  • Have experience developing workplace training and adult education programs and products for employers and/or the public; and
  • Have access to expertise related to employers and people with disabilities in the workplace; and
  • Have experience fostering cultural change in a community or industry.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

EnAbling Change Program

Eligible Costs

  • Salaries for staff and consultants/contractors working on the project; and/or
  • Project development and implementation costs; and/or
  • Project administration and coordination; and/or
  • Promotion and marketing of resources; and/or
  • Segmented audited financial statements based on reasonability and if required in the TPA; and/or
  • Development of an accessible website or other accessible materials specifically related to the project; and/or
  • Production of products including translation of resources and services such as guidebooks, fact sheets, toolkits, project-specific websites/webpages, event sessions, etc.) into French.

Examples of in-kind contributions include:

  • Executive oversight for a project; and/or
  • Communications support; and/or
  • Promotional activities; and/or
  • Event expenses; and/or
  • Printing costs.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

EnAbling Change Program

Program Deadlines

The deadline to apply for grant funding through the EnAbling Change Program is December 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

The program opens every year with a new funding intake, every year since 1999.

To determine whether your business is eligible for grant funding via the EnAbling Change Program, consider speaking with the Mentor Works team of Canadian government funding experts.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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