Launch of the 2013–14 EnAbling Change Program

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is pleased to launch the 2013–14 EnAbling Change Program. They are looking for non-profit organizations that want to be leaders in accessibility.
The EnAbling Change Program is an initiative of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) that provides financial support and expertise to organizations to educate an industry or sector across the province on its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The program funds a limited number of large-scale projects that have an impact across the province. The program also funds projects that meet additional goals such as developing innovative approaches to increasing accessibility awareness and that promote Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

Any projected funded will require an evaluation component to measure the outcomes against the objectives.

New this year

EnAbling Change applications are made through Grants Ontario, an online grant application system.

Applying for a grant is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. The first step is to create your ONe-key account and ID. ONe-key is used for secure access to the Government of Ontario system.
  2. Next you request an Enrolment ID and PIN that will give you access to the Grants Ontario System.
  3. The last step is to log into the Grants Ontario System using your new ID and PIN. From here you can continue to apply for a grant.

The deadline to submit complete your EnAbling Change application through Grants Ontario is Monday February 4, 2013. 

About the EnAbling Change Program:


The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) will only fund a limited number of projects that meet specific criteria and deliver on set priorities. This program DOES NOT provide funding for building renovations such as ramps, lifts or elevators.
Applicants must be incorporated non-profits that:

  • represent an entire industry or sector and/or
  • have the ability to reach and influence an industry or sector across the province

Applicants may partner with other organizations to deliver the project goals.

Priorities for the 2013–14 EnAbling Change Program

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is specifically interested in proposals for projects focused on:

  1. The Design of Public Spaces — engaging planners, engineers and developers in accessibility for the design of public spaces
  2. Healthy Living, Leisure and Recreation — increasing access and awareness of healthy living, leisure and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

More Information on the EnAbling Change Program:

For complete details about the program, please visit our website at:



If you have any additional questions, please contact the MOCSS at:

Phone: 1-866-515-2025
TTY: 416-325-3408
Toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095
Fax: 416-325-3407

More Information on how to apply:

Visit Grants Ontario for step-by-step information on how to apply.