- Stephen Lecce, MPP
Ontario Invests in Inclusive and Accessible Communities
TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $750,000 to help communities across the province become more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
Applications for the 2023-24 round of Inclusive Community Grants opened today. These grants provide municipalities, non-profit organizations, and Indigenous communities with up to $60,000 for local projects that will help older residents and people with disabilities participate in community life. This year, Ontario is prioritizing projects focused on improving opportunities for community engagement and those that support older adults to age and live at home with access to care.
“We know inclusive communities support independent, active living and help reduce social isolation,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “That’s why I’m proud to announce the launch of the latest round of funding for Inclusive Community Grants, which will help enable older adults and people with disabilities to contribute to all aspects of community life.”
Since the Inclusive Community Grants Program was created in 2020, it has provided up to $3.7 million to support 72 projects in communities across Ontario.
Applications for Inclusive Community Grants are now open. Eligible organizations have until April 20, 2023 to submit their applications.
Ontario is investing $750,000 to support community-based projects as part of the 2023-24 cycle of the Inclusive Community Grants Program.
Inclusive and Age-Friendly Communities work to promote accessibility, safety and active living for people of all ages and abilities.
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