Government of Canada and Norfolk County Celebrate Improved Accessibility

Simcoe, Ontario – As a result of the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, Norfolk County is increasing accessibility for people with disabilities and enabling them to participate fully in their community. The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, made the announcement today. 

“Our government recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers so that people with disabilities are able to fully participate in society and contribute to their communities,” said Minister Finley. “We are proud to work with Norfolk County, which is helping Canadians gain greater access to facilities, programs and services here in Simcoe.” 

Norfolk County received $4,660 to install an accessible pool lift to help people with disabilities access the pool at the Simcoe Recreation Centre. Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, the Government has supported over 800 projects across the country, including 192 new projects totalling $6.4 million that were recently approved. 

To learn more about the Fund, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability

This news release is available in alternative formats on request.         

For more information, contact:

Marian Ngo
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482 
Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559
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