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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Grants awarded to promote inclusion

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Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

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250 818-3081
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Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Media Relations
250 818-3081

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Community projects receiving accessibility funding

From May to October 2020, Disability Alliance BC evaluated applications from 72 B.C.-based non-profit organizations for Accessibility Project Grants. The successful projects focused on at least one of the following: employment; emergency planning and response; arts, culture and tourism; sports and recreation; education and learning; and community participation.

The successful projects include:

  • Kootenay Brain Injury Association – Whole Health Community Teams
  • Cinevolution Media Arts Society – Accessible Online Presentation Platform
  • The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities – Compass Program Pilot Project
  • BC Wheelchair Basketball Society – Connect 2 BC Wheelchair Basketball
  • The Disability Foundation – Bridging Entry to the Workforce: A youth leadership initiative
  • Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver – RISE TEAM
  • St. John Society (British Columbia and Yukon) – Community Transfer Program
  • Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility – Deafblind Intervenor Services
  • Stroke Recovery Association of BC – Young Stroke Survivors of BC: LEAP
  • Visible Art Society – Digital media and captioning community learning
  • VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society – VocalEye Almost Live Zoom Program
  • Embrace Art Foundation – Artist to Facilitator
  • Intrepid Theatre Company Society – Theatre for all: Building access for artists and audiences
  • LDABC The Learning Curve Society – Virtual Learning Accessibility Project