Canada launches renewed program to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities
Americas, Misc., December 16 2017
GATINEAU, QUEBEC: The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today launched a call for expressions of interest under the renewed 2017 Social Development Partnership Program – Disability (SDPP-D). The call is open to not-for-profit organizations with a national reach and whose primary mandate is on the inclusion of people with disabilities.
This is the first step in a two-step process which will result in operating funding for national organizations that support the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Under this competitive process, eligible disability organizations are invited to submit their expression of interest before January 10, 2018.
Organizations that are successful in meeting the eligibility criteria (step one) will be invited to submit a full proposal for operating funding (step two) no later than March 31, 2018.
The SDPP-D provides funding for projects that support not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society, including identifying and sharing best practices, engaging community partners and supporting the development of tools and resources to address the needs of individuals, their families and communities to name a few.
To learn about the application process, organizations are encouraged to visit the Social Development Projects page.