The NWT Community Services Corporation in Yellowknife is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to build an accessible washroom in Northern United Place, announced Liberal MP Michael McLeod on Tuesday.

Liberal MP Micheal McLeod announced $100,000 in funding for an accessible washroom in Yellowknife’s Northern United Place.
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The money is coming from the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, which makes annual payments to projects that promote inclusivity in public spaces.

“Today’s announcement is another example of what our government is doing to help Canadians with disabilities gain access and contribute to their workplaces and communities,” stated McLeod in a news release.

“This funding will have a tremendous impact on persons with disabilities in our community. I want to thank all participating organizations for applying for funding that will help to make our public spaces and workplaces more inclusive for all Canadians,” he continued.

The federal government has funded 2,000 accessibility projects since 2015, states the release.

Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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