Deadline: 2 June 2020
Government of Canada has announced the Accessible Technology Program to co-fund innovative projects led by the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and research institutes to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy.
- The need for the contribution must be clearly demonstrated by the applicant, and the level of funding provided by the program will be contingent upon the assessment of the proposal and the availability of program funds.
- Proposals may include funding from other levels of government, private sector or non-profit partners, however, total funding from all federal, provincial/territorial and municipal sources cannot exceed 100%.
- Project-based funding will be made available through continual national calls-for-proposals over five years, subject to availability of funds.
- Note that at time of publication the remaining available funds for new proposals amounts to approximately $1.0 million.
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- To qualify for funding applicant’s organization must be a Canadian legal entity, including for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and research institutes.
- Applicant’s funding proposal must also clearly demonstrate that:
- Applicant’s proposed initiative meets the objectives of the program in terms of target audience and content;
- With program funding, applicants organization will have the resource capacity and expertise, either internally or through partnerships, to successfully deliver the proposed initiative; and
- Applicants can deliver the proposed initiative within the program timeframe.
- A research institute is defined as any establishment that functions with the primary objective of conducting research, which may include activities in the natural, health or social sciences. This may include any institutes affiliated with post-secondary institutions.
For more information, visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/118.nsf/eng/00002.html