Accessibility Project Grants Information Sessions

Is your organization planning to apply for an Accessibility Project Grant but would like more information or has questions? Join Danielle, the Accessibility Project Grants Coordinator for one of the following information sessions:

Tuesday September 27th, 11:30am-12:30pm Pacific Time

Online on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81195018158?pwd=SFZreXpLWUVjZ3A5Vzd4ZnhxOGRBUT09

Meeting ID: 811 9501 8158

Passcode: 930636

Monday October 3rd, 1:00-2:00pm Pacific Time

Online on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83512232870?pwd=ZzR0VmV4NENHWGNPZXhDNWRvc3M4UT09

Meeting ID: 835 1223 2870

Passcode: 805276

Live captioning will be available for both sessions. ASL is available on request for the October 3rd session (please email ap@disabilityalliance.org by Wed Sept 28th at noon to request). If you have any other accessibility needs, please let us know and we will do our best to meet them.

Sessions capped at 25 participants. To register or for questions, please email ap@disabilityalliancebc.org. For more information on the grants please see Accessibility Projects | DABC (disabilityalliancebc.org)

2021 Accessibility Project grant recipients

Since 2018, as part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, DABC has been selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to distribute funding to community based “Accessibility Projects.”

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

List of successful organizations/projects:

  • Arts Council of the North Okanagan
    Project Name: “Art for All” by Joining Hands
  • Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
    Project Name: Disability Journey TOGETHER
  • Belfry Theatre Society
    Project Name: Belfry Theatre Accessibility Initiatives
  • Cherryville Community Food and Resource Society
    Project Name: Reaching Cherryville Residents Living with Disabilities
  • Coastal Research, Education, and Advocacy Network (CREAN)
    Project Name: Art Therapy Sessions for Youth With Disabilities
  • Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie Seniors Network
    Project Name: Safety for Everyone: A Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness Template for BC
  • Made in BC – Dance on Tour
    Project Name: Collective Access Screendance Residency
  • Pedal Society
    Project Name: Our Community Bikes Deaf Access
  • Powell River Brain Injury Society
    Project Name: Our People, Our Place; A History in Art
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
    Project Name: Program Support: Movement Therapy, Dance, Yoga
  • The Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society
    Project Name: Accessibility & Community Building at the Arts Club
  • Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition (VIHRC)
    Project Name: Accessibility Project Grant
  • Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture
    Project Name: Your Eyes My Vision
  • North Shore ConneXions Society
    Project Name: Access4Rec
  • Vines Art Festival Society
    Project Name: Mobilizing Land

Accessibility Project Grant 2022: Call for Proposals!

As part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) was selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to distribute funding to community based “Accessibility Projects” beginning in 2018. A total of $450,000 is available for one-time only grants to BC-based not-for-profit organizations of between $10,000-$40,000.

We will be accepting Accessibility Project Grant 2022 proposal submissions starting on Monday, August 15th. Information and application documents can be found at: https://disabilityalliancebc.org/program/accessibility-projects/.

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

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

Applications must be received by 12:00 pm (Noon) on October 7th, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Funding will be distributed to successful projects by January 15, 2023.

We will host online sessions during the application period where you will be invited to learn about the application process and ask questions. These will happen online on Tuesday Sept 27th from 11:30am-12:30pm and Monday Oct 3rd from 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific Time. To be notified of any date or time changes and how to participate, please sign up for the Disability Alliance mailing list here: DABC (disabilityalliancebc.org) (enter your email where it says “Sign up for Updates”).

To participate in an online session to get support with your application or for inquiries, please email Danielle Gauld, the program coordinator, at ap@disabilityalliancebc.org. Please note: inquiries will not be taken by phone except when arranged by email.