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Government of Canada announces major funding for projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities

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Employment and Social Development Canada

Apr 05, 2019, 12:08 ET

Strengthening the disability sector’s capacity to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities through integration and participation in society

WINNIPEG, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in a society without barriers.

Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support for 28 organizations across Canada through the Social Development Partnerships Program–Disability Component (SDPP-D) for a total amount of $18 million over three years.

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The Government of Canada will provide financial support for the following 28 organizations through the Social Development Partnerships Program–Disability Component: Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD); Autism Society Canada; Autism Speaks Canada; Brain Injury Association of Canada; British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS); Canadian Association of Community Living (CACL); Canadian Association of the Deaf; Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance; Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW); Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf; Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA); Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA); Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA); Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta; DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN); Independent Living Canada; Iris the Dragon; L’Arche Canada; National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS); Neil Squire Society; People First of Canada; Plan Institute for Citizenship and Disability; Realize; Spinal Cord Injury Canada; Tetra Society of North America; The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE); Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute; and an organization to be named upon finalization of agreement.

To read the entire article, please go to Employment and Social Development Canada

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