The Employment and Modernization Fund was launched in 2014, as part of the Ontario government's $810 million investment strategy for community and developmental services. The fund is intended to promote greater inclusion and independence for adults with developmental disabilities.
This past March, the Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, announced that the fund would go beyond the original two phases in order to continue to build on the successes of the first two rounds of funding by seeking projects that promote creative approaches to delivering services, creating person-centred approaches and knowledge sharing.
The province is building on the success of the first two rounds of funding by seeking projects that promote Innovative approaches to delivering services, creating person-centred approaches and enabling knowledge transfer. Projects that replicate or adapt a best practice are encouraged.
There are two funding-application streams:
The ministry is now accepting applications to projects that start on or after April 1, 2018 and are completed by March 31, 2020.
Ministry-funded transfer payment agencies that serve adults with developmental disabilities must be the lead applicant. However, we strongly encourage regional and cross-sectoral partnerships.
Proposals for this fund must be submitted to regional offices by only those agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
All applications must be received by regional offices by December 12, 2017.
Learn about projects that received funding in phases one and two of the Employment and Modernization Fund: