Federal funding was announced for the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton to make improvements to the Civic Centre located on South Railway Street. The Municipality is receiving the funding through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund to construct a new accessible washroom on the main floor of the facility. This will ensure that all members of the public can use it, particularly those with mobility issues or those who have a disability.
The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
This renovation is a major upgrade to the Civic Centre. By constructing a fully accessible bathroom on the main floor, seniors and those with disabilities will now be able to use it. Removing restrictions and barriers to those with disabilities is a major step forward and I know how important this renovation project is for the community.
The project will build a washroom on the main floor of the building that will be accessible for those with disabilities. The current washrooms in the facility are in the basement, causing individuals needing to use the facility to walk down two flights of steep stairs.
The Civic Centre is a central space to the surrounding community of Boissevain-Morton, serving as the main space for government services and information sharing in the municipality. As such, it is visited by residents of all levels of mobility who come to conduct their business. This project will now ensure that the facility has a restroom that will be usable for all residents, no matter what their level of mobility may be.
This project to upgrade the Civic Centre is a shining example of what we can accomplish when we all work together. Improving the quality of life of Westman seniors and those with disabilities remains a top priority of mine. I will continue to work hard every day to ensure they are well represented in Ottawa.