As an institution which aims to not only meet, but exceed, accessibility standards, Trent University is proud to be the recipient of a new Enabling Accessibility Fund grant from the federal government, which will allow for a continued focus on improved accessibility for the Trent community.
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, was on hand at Trent University on April 25 to announce investments to improve access for Canadians with disabilities in Peterborough and nearby communities. The announcement included a $37,000 grant for Trent’s Making Collaborative Learning Spaces Accessible for All project, which will support the installation of wheelchair and standing height accessible multifunctional workstations at the Peterborough and Durham campus libraries. The new equipment will improve both the quality of the educational and work experiences of individuals using the University’s facilities.
“This new grant from the Enabling Accessibility Fund will allow us to further break down any barriers which may prevent the full inclusion of all of our community members,” said Julie Anderson, director, Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, Trent University. “This grant will allow Trent to increase accessibility and utility of our campus spaces and offer students with disabilities the opportunity to work more collaboratively with peers, faculty and staff.”
To learn more about the many accessibility initiatives at Trent University, including the MV-1, the first accessibility vehicle of its kind at a Canadian university, visit the Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility (https://www.trentu.ca/chrea/)