Province Announces Funding for Accessibility and Inclusion Projects

Kicking off AccessAbility Week, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons, announced on the weekend that the provincial government will, for the fourth year in a row, provide funding to community projects that improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. The grants will be disbursed by Disability Alliance BC.

From the Province’s news release:

“AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to appreciate the many ways that people living with disabilities and their advocates have made our province more accessible and inclusive,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

“This week, we celebrate the abilities of people, recognize the individuals and organizations who continue to go above and beyond, and raise awareness about what each of us can do to make our province more inclusive. Today’s announced grant funding will support organizations across the province in removing barriers and creating new local opportunities for British Columbians with disabilities,” said Dan Coulter, Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility.

DABC looks forward to supporting more organizations across the province and hopes that new organizations will apply for funding this year. The Call for Proposals will be announced mid-August.