Michael Mcleod
Michael Mcleod
Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories
New accessibility project in Yellowknife to improve inclusion of persons with disabilities

Today, on behalf of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, announced $100,000 in new funding for the Sundog Trading Post under the small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The funding will support the establishment of ramps and an accessible washroom.


The EAF supports construction projects across the country aimed at improving the accessibility, safety and inclusion of persons with disabilities. This year, the small projects component of the EAF introduced a new simplified application process that provides more flexibility to organizations seeking grant funding of up to $100,000 per project.


The program funds important infrastructure such as ramps, automatic doors and accessible washrooms that persons with disabilities rely on. The EAF also supports organizations that break down barriers for persons with disabilities through programs, services and employment opportunities.




“Persons with disabilities are facing new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is listening, taking action and continues to make accessibility and inclusion a priority. We will look for creative ways to respond to these issues and help provide opportunities for all Canadians, including persons with disabilities.”



“Accessibility and the inclusion of persons with disabilities has become even more crucial to our success as nation as we deal with COVID-19. The projects supported by the EAF Small Projects component show how the Government is working to help Canadians with disabilities gain access and fully contribute to their communities and workplaces. This project will assist in making Yellowknife a more accessible community.”


“As we prepare to open a new cafe with homemade, high quality ice cream, and as we look to reopen the building as a hub for Yellowknife outdoor activities, it is very important to us that we create a warm, welcoming environment for everyone. We are grateful to the Government of Canada for this support.”


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