Accessibility upgrades will be made at 43 community facilities across the province with the help of almost $1 million in funding from the Community ACCESS-Ability Program.
The Plymouth Community Centre is the recipient of $6840 that will be used to install a new entrance door and power assist button.
“Everyone deserves access to community spaces and services,” said Justice Minister Brad Johns, Minister responsible for the Accessibility Act, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “As we recognize Access Awareness Week, we remain committed to making investments that create equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, especially within their own communities.”
The Community ACCESS-Ability Program helps fund capital improvements at not-for-profit facilities like the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank in Halifax, which is receiving more than $40,000 to install ramps and automated doors. Examples of projects at other facilities include the installation of lifts, walkway paving and washroom upgrades.