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Accessibility Standards Canada - FRM Application

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Part 1: Organization

A. Information about the organization

3a. Bussines or registration number
This is a 15-digit number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency. For example, 123456789 RR 0001. All registered charities and non-profits are issued a registration number. You can find it on tax-related documents. It will also appear on written communications from the Canada Revenue Agency visit the Canada Revenue Agency Website.

3b. No number?
If you do not have a business or registration number, please include one of the following documents with your application. If the organization is incorporated, provide a copy of:

  • the letters of patents
  • the articles of incorporation
  • the certificate of incorporation
  • the memorandum of association
  • your rules, by-laws, or constitution

If the organization is not incorporated, provide a copy of your rules, by-laws, council resolutions, or constitution.

Please provide the documentation in a PDF format
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Include your main activities, mission, and objectives. Explain how accessibility and/or people with disabilities are important to your organization.

Organization Address

Give a complete street address. Use a format recognized by Canada Post. Visit the Canada Post website for further information.

Ex: 123-456-7890
Ex: 123-456-7890
15. Mailing addressRequired Field
15. Mailing address
15. Mailing address

B. Contact information

Primary contact
This is the contact person responsible for this funding application. All correspondence regarding the application will be sent to this person.

23. Preferred language for written communicationRequired Field
23. Preferred language for written communication
23. Preferred language for written communication
24. Preferred language for spoken communicationRequired Field
24. Preferred language for spoken communication
24. Preferred language for spoken communication
Ex: 123-456-7890
Ex: 123-456-7890
28. Address of primary contactRequired Field
28. Address of primary contact
28. Address of primary contact
28. Address of primary contact

Address of primary contact (if different from organization's address)

Secondary Contact
This is the person we will contact if we cannot reach the primary contact.

36. Preferred language for written communicationRequired Field
36. Preferred language for written communication
36. Preferred language for written communication
37. Preferred language for spoken communicationRequired Field
37. Preferred language for spoken communication
37. Preferred language for spoken communication
Ex: 123-456-7890
Ex: 123-456-7890
41. AddressRequired Field
41. Address
41. Address
41. Address

Address of secondary contact (if different from organization's address)

C. Organizational Capacity

This information helps us determine whether your organization has the capacity to manage the project.

48. Important changes in your organization

Please indicate if your organization has undergone any important changes in the past 2 years.

For example:

  • a change in leadership (on the board of directors or at the executive level
  • a large increase or decrease in staff or a larger turnover
  • a merger with or split from another organization
  • a change in mandate or main activities.
10,000 character limit

49. Team capacity

Please clearly explain how your organization and team have the experience, capacity, and expertise needed to design and carry out this project

For example, describe:

  • past projects
  • the skills your team members have
  • your access to resources, expertise, publications, training and/or knowledge
  • your links with partnerships with stakeholders or networks
  • your team's technical and project abilities
10,000 character limit
50. Does your organization owe any amounts to the Government of Canada?Required Field
If you answered yes to question 50, your application will still be considered. However, you must provide details in question 51
50. Does your organization owe any amounts to the Government of Canada?
50. Does your organization owe any amounts to the Government of Canada?
51. Amount Owed - 1
51d. If an amount is owing, is a payment plan in place?
51d. If an amount is owing, is a payment plan in place?
51d. If an amount is owing, is a payment plan in place?

If you owe another amount to the government of Canada, please select 'add amount owed' below.

Part 2: Project Information

A. Project title and start and end dates

Projects can be as short as 6 months or as long as 36 months. However, your project cannot start until a signed funding agreement is in place. Projects must end no later than March 31, 2025. Please take this into account when planning your project. We will not reimburse any activities that take place prior to the signing of the funding agreement.

Format: (MM/DD/YYYY)
You must end your project by March 31, 2025. Format: (MM/DD/YYYY)

B. Project description

Please answer each of the following as clearly and completely as possible.

1000 character limit
5000 character limit
5000 character limit
5000 character limit

C. Project work plan

59. Provide a detailed work plan. List all activities and their timelines.

Break down the work into quarterly three-month blocks

Project activities are the steps needed to meet your objectives and produce project outcomes.

Provide a clear description of each activity and a feasible timeline for each.

How will you involve people with disabilities and other stakeholders in these activities? How will they help design and implement your project? How will you share your project findings? Who will you share them with?

Here is a simplified example of a work plan with a quarterly timeline

Months 1 to 3

  • Plan project activities
  • Form project team
  • Build data collection tools

    Months 4 to 8

  • Collect data
  • Analyze data

    Months 9 to 12

  • Prepare and translate research report
  • Submit research report to Accessible Standards Canada
  • Make the research report publicly available in an accessible format in both official languages.
10000 character limit

60. Describe the important role each of the following will play in the project

  • People with disabilities
  • Other experts
  • Other organizations in the disability field
  • Other organizations in other fields
5000 character limit

D. Expected results

61. Describe your project’s expected results

Show how your results will link to the program objectives. Results must be specific, concrete, and measurable. They must explain how your research will help solve the need you identified. How will these results inform the development of new accessibility standards or improve existing standards? How will they move existing research forward? Explain your results in terms of short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes and outputs.

Outcomes include:

  • What short-, medium-, and long-term changes will this project bring about?
  • How will we know the project was a success? How will these results improve the lives of people with disabilities?
  • What intangible results could you expect to see? For example, 'We will produce data related to (gap) that has not previously been explored in the field of (specific research field).'

    Outputs include:

  • What you expect the project to produce (for example, a recommendation to make a facility safe and accessible.)
  • The direct products or services that you will produce to get the outcomes you want.
10000 character limit
For example, technical papers, reports, presentations, speeches, or peer-reviewed articles. 5000 character limit.
If so, please list all locations where project activities will take place. Please indentify the main address and the secondary address(es). 5000 character limit.
5000 character limit.
5000 character limit.

E. Project Partners

66. Clearly describe the roles, responsibilities, and expertise of each required partnership you have established for this project.

Explain how each partnership will support and promote the research activities. Partnerships should be across sectors and/or disciplines. Partnerships are required to encourage the creation of a national network of accessibility expertise. They also support the participation of people with disabilities in the research. Partners must not be a member of the applicant’s organization.

  • If you are asking for $100,000 or less per fiscal year, you must partner with at least 1 other organization.
  • If you are asking for more than $100,000 per fiscal year, you must partner with at least 2 other organizations. One of these partners must be a national disability organization. (This requirement does not apply if the applicant is a national disability organization.)
Project Partner - 1
If you selected Other in question 66b. 100 character limit.
66d. Is this a national disability organization?Required Field
66d. Is this a national disability organization?
66d. Is this a national disability organization?
66e. Do you have proof of this partnership?Required Field
You must provide this proof with your application
66e. Do you have proof of this partnership?
66e. Do you have proof of this partnership?
Please add .pdf documents
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66g. Will you use some of the funding you receive from us to pay this partner to help carry out or contribute to your project? Required Field
(If yes, you will need to provide details in section 2 of the budget detail template.)
66g. Will you use some of the funding you receive from us to pay this partner to help carry out or contribute to your project?
66g. Will you use some of the funding you receive from us to pay this partner to help carry out or contribute to your project?
10000 character limit.

If you have more partnership entities, please select 'add project partner' below.

F. Project Contracts

67. Provide full details of any contracts you plan to put in place (or have in place) to help deliver your project.

This refers to contracts that are between your organization and a separate entity or individual who is not an employee. For example, such contracts may be needed so you can:

  • buy the goods or services you need to carry out the project
  • carry out some project activities
  • gain access to specific expertise

This includes contracts with outside providers. For example, businesses or individuals that are legally associated with your organization.

You will need to provide the financial details of all planned contracts in section 2 of the budget detail template.

An associated individual is an officer, director, or employee of your organization, or a member of their immediate family. An associated business is one in which an associated individual has a financial interest. It also refers to businesses connected to your organization in some way.

If a contract is being considered (but not already signed and in place), we will still consider your application. However, the contract will need to be finalized before your funding agreement is signed.

Contract work awarded to suppliers outside of Canada must be pre-approved by us. You will have to provide proof that no Canadian contractor can do similar work.

Note: Contracts with researchers who hold an academic position at a post-secondary institution are not eligible for Accessibility Standards Canada funding.

Project Contract - 1
67c. Is the contract already signed and in place?
67c. Is the contract already signed and in place?
67c. Is the contract already signed and in place?

If you have more contracts entities or individuals please select 'add Project Contract' below.

68. Is your project designed to benefit or involve people in official language minority communities?

If not, we will still consider your application

If yes, please explain how your project will do this. Indicate whether any consultations will take place. Make sure these activities are included in your answer to question 59 (detailed work plan).

To meet our obligations under the Official Languages Act, we ask funding recipients to do the following:

  • publicly announce and publish the project in English and French
  • actively offer project-related services to the public in English and French
  • make project-related (public) documents or other information available in English and French
  • encourage members of English- and French-language communities to take part in the project
  • consider the needs of official language communities when providing services related to the project

    Learn more about federal support for official language minority communities [hold for link]

5000 character limit.

Part 3: Financial Details

Note: All amounts in this section must correspond with the amounts in section 10 of your completed budget detail template.

69. Indicate the total amount of the project funding you are requesting from Accessibility Standards Canada.

70. Indicate the total cost of the project.

This includes the total amount of funding you are requesting from Accessibility Standards Canada, plus any contributions from other organizations (including your own) that are necessary for the project.

Please provide the budget detail in a csv., .xls, or .xlsx format
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Part 4: Attestation

The applicant must attest to all of the following statements for the application to be eligible. (All fields required)Required Field
The applicant must attest to all of the following statements for the application to be eligible. (All fields required)
The applicant must attest to all of the following statements for the application to be eligible. (All fields required)
The applicant must attest to all of the following statements for the application to be eligible. (All fields required)
Format: MM/DD/YYYY