Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has launched an open call for proposals (CFP) under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF). The call is open until July 22, 2022.

ESDC is accepting applications for the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – National and Regional Components.

This call for proposals will fund projects that support individuals, employers, and others that work to support disability inclusion and accessibility in employment. The CFP is soliciting projects that:

  • Promote an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Address both new and long-standing labour market barriers for persons with disabilities; and
  • Provide innovative programming in support of persons with disabilities who are most underserved and/or further from the labour market.

The CFP for OF will provide up to $15 million per project over a period of 3 years (36 consecutive months).

Information on how to apply:

To apply, or for more information about how to prepare your application, visit the following link:

If you have questions or need help with this application process, email the ESDC at: [email protected]

They are willing to answer questions sent before July 15, 2022, at 3 pm Eastern Time.