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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.
  • detailed information here. . .
Non-Profit Sector
  • Charity Village
  • This website provides links to various funding sources for organizations, including foundations.
  • Website:
  • 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:
    • Website:
Service Clubs
Organizations that may be able to provide assistance to support accessibility initiatives.
  • The Lions Club
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Optimist Club
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • Kinsmen/Kinnettes
  • Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE)



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