Successful Accessibility Projects (2021)

Accessibility Project Grant 2021
Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The proposal deadline was October 2nd, 2021

Accessibility Projects

BC celebrated its first annual Accessibility Week from May 27th to June 2nd, 2018. As part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, DABC was selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to disburse funding to community based projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities. With the successful administration of the Accessibility Project 2018, 2019, and 2020, DABC was again selected to administer Accessibility Project 2021.

2021 Accessibility Project grant recipients:

For detailed information about the successful projects, download this accessible PDF: 2021 Accessibility Project PDF.

List of successful organizations/projects:

OrganizationLocationGrantProject Name
Arts Council of the North Okanagan Vernon $10,525“Art for All” by Joining Hands
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater VictoriaVictoria$39,255Disability Journey TOGETHER
Belfry Theatre SocietyVictoria$20,153Belfry Theatre Accessibility Initiatives
Cherryville Community Food and Resource SocietyCherryville$12,132Reaching Cherryville Residents Living with Disabilities
Coastal Research,
Education, and Advocacy
Network (CREAN)
Victoria$34,512Art Therapy Sessions for Youth With Disabilities
Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows
and Katzie Seniors Network
Maple Ridge$39,783Safety for Everyone: A Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness Template for BC
Dance West Network
(formerly Made in BC -
Dance on Tour)
Vancouver $40,000Collective Access Screendance Residency
Pedal SocietyVancouver $40,000Our Community Bikes Deaf Access
Powell River Brain Injury SocietyPowell River$15,100Our People, Our Place; A History in Art
Cerebral Palsy Association of BCVancouver$35,000Movement Therapy, Dance, Yoga
The Arts Club of Vancouver
Theatre Society
Vancouver $40,000 Accessibility & Community Building at the Arts Club
Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition (VIHRC)Victoria $34,816Accessibility Project
Victoria Society for Blind Arts and CultureVictoria$22,100Your Eyes My Vision
North Shore ConneXions SocietyNorth Vancouver$40,000Access4Rec
Vines Arts Festival SocietyVancouver$28,900Mobilizing Land

Eligibility Information

Accessibility Projects must focus on at least one of the following:

  • Accessible employment;
  • Accessible emergency planning and response;
  • Accessible arts, culture and tourism;
  • Accessible sports and recreation;
  • Accessible education and learning;
  • Accessible community participation.

Eligible Organizations

Eligible organizations must be BC-based not-for-profit organizations that operate primarily for community benefit and whose services are open to the public and not restricted to the organization’s membership.  Organizations do not need to be a registered charity but must have a democratically elected volunteer Board chosen by its membership.

Ineligible Organizations

National or international organizations may be eligible, but only if they have a base of operations in BC and sufficient capacity to deliver services in BC. Governmental organizations, including municipalities, are ineligible for funding. Organizations that have a real or perceived conflict of interest with DABC or organizations who have previously been awarded an Accessibility Grant are also ineligible.

Ineligible projects

The following types of projects are ineligible:

  • Research studies or projects aimed at producing policy briefs that do not directly result in improved accessibility outcomes for people with disabilities;
  • Projects that provide or donate funds directly to people with disabilities other than for wages, contract fees, or expenses directly related to project participation;
  • Previous projects that already received an Accessibility Grant

For more information about the project, please contact:

Danielle Gauld
Local: 604-875-0188
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1278