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    Government of Canada launches call for proposals to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

    September 23, 2016

    The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. To this end, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities today invited national not-for-profit organizations with a focus on disability to apply for funding through the 2016 Social Development Partnership Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) call for proposals.

    Under this competitive process, eligible national disability organizations are invited to submit funding proposals over a six week period until November 3, 2016 for innovative projects that identify, develop and test promising practices and tools that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities. The practices and tools may be new or build on existing programs and services.

    The SDPP-D supports projects that support disability organizations in their efforts to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadians society. Organizations are encouraged to visit the SDPP-D webpage to learn about the application process.

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    "We are committed to supporting Canadians with disabilities and helping to create environments where they can be independent and participate equally in their communities and workplace. Through the SDPP-D, the Government supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society."
    – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

    Quick Facts

    - The Social Development Partnerships Program helps improve the lives of children and families, people with disabilities and other vulnerable Canadians. The SDPP has two funding components: Disability, and Children and Families.
    - The Disability Component of the SDPP supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society.
    - The focus of the CFP will be innovation. Funded projects will be required to identify, develop and test/pilot new promising practices and tools that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities.
    - The Government of Canada is currently conducting a consultation process to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.

    Employment and Social Development Canada

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