How? - Obtaining Financial Assistance
Financial assistance that may help make your organization accessible.
The following is funding information for businesses and community organizations.
Government of Canada
- Revenue Canada Agency
- Under the Income Tax Act, 20(1) (qq) and 20(1) (rr), the Federal government allows businesses/commercial building owners to deduct the amount they paid during the taxation year to make renovations or alterations to a building that enables individuals who have a mobility impairment gain access to the building or to be mobile within it.
- Businesses are also allowed to deduct prescribed disability-related devices or equipment, such as:
- Elevator car position indicator, such as a Braille panel or an audio signal for individuals having a visual impairment;
- visual fire alarm, listening device for group meetings or telephone devices for individuals who have a hearing impairment.
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- Charity Village
- This website provides links to various funding sources for organizations, including foundations.
- Website: www.charityvillage.com/cv/ires/fund.asp
- Private Foundations
- There are many private foundations that provide grants to non-profit organizations.
- Directories of these foundations and the types of activities and organizations they support are available at local public libraries.
- You can also contact the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy at:
- 425 University Avenue, Suite 700
- Toronto ON M5G 1T6
- Tel: 416-597-2293 / Toll free: 1-800-263-1178
- Fax: 416-597-2294
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.ccp.ca
Organizations that may be able to provide assistance to support accessibility initiatives.
- The Lions Club
- Kiwanis Club
- Optimist Club
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows
- Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE)