Monday, January 23, 2017

Projects to improve access for people with disabilities - SURREY LEADER

by Evan Seal 
Originally published: January 19, 2017

The federal government has announced the approval of 573 projects that will give Canadians with disabilities more access to community facilities and workplaces.

The $15-million Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) will fund 61 projects across B.C. – including two in Surrey.

Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough, the MP for Delta, made the funding announcement Tuesday afternoon at the Centre for Child Development in Surrey, the site of a $50,000 project that will create a child-friendly waiting room and playroom, an accessible first aid room and a communication therapy office. The Semiahmoo House Society in Newton will receive $4,394.