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Call for Canadian youth to help build an accessible Canada

Enabling Accessibility Fund GraphicThe Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) is currently looking for youth between 15 and 30 years of age to demonstrate leadership and commitment to their communities by volunteering their time to build a more accessible Canada.

These young leaders will make a tangible difference in the lives of people with disabilities by addressing accessibility barriers in public spaces or workplaces within Canada.

The voice of youth with an intellectual disability must be included in these discussions to ensure that the lived experiences and challenges of people with an intellectual disability are faced and resolved.

As a youth leader you will:

  • Identify accessibility barriers that people with disabilities face every day in your community
  • Take charge and approach organizations in your community with existing accessibility barriers and encourage them to apply for funding under the EAF youth innovation component
  • Assist an organization in developing and submitting a project proposal and
  • Make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities

The deadline to apply is September 21, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.