Larry Maguire Invites Local Organizations to Apply for Funding to Support Persons with Disabilities

Brandon, MB?Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris is pleased to invite local organizations, including both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, to apply for funding through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities assists Canadians with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep employment, or become self-employed, to help them participate fully in the economy and increase their independence.

The call for proposals for national projects is open until January 30, 2015. Projects targeting youth with disabilities and focusing on work experience with employers will be prioritized to help increase job opportunities. The Applicant Guide for local/regional projects has also been revised for 2015-16.

"Organizations in Southwestern Manitoba can now apply for support through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, which will fund projects aimed at increasing the economic participation and independence of people with disabilities," said Maguire. "Our Government's goal is to ensure all Canadians can participate in, and contribute their many skills to our workforce."

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit

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