Government of Canada improves accessibility in London
Americas, July 6 2012
Three organizations in London are increasing accessibility for people with disabilities to enable them to participate more fully in their community through investments by the federal government. The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk made the announcement today.
“Our government recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities,” said Minister Finley. “We are proud to work with the London Employment Help Centre, Scouts Canada and the London Potters Guild in helping Canadians gain greater access to facilities, programs and services here in London.”
Through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, the London Employment Help Centre is purchasing and installing automated door openers and purchasing computers to meet the needs of individuals with hearing and visual disabilities. Scouts Canada – Tri Shores Council is improving accessibility to its washroom and shower facilities, creating two barrier-free entrances and making its storage area and fire exit accessible. The London Potters Guild is making multiple improvements to its facility including its entrances, the washroom area and its parking lot.
Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, the Government of Canada has supported over 800 projects across the country, including 192 new projects totalling $6.4 million that were recently approved.
To learn more about the Fund, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability