Kenora MP Bob Nault has made a number of investment announcements to support seniors and accessibility projects throughout northwestern Ontario.

Over $150,000 was pledged for New Horizons for Seniors projects, as well as $115,000 through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Projects include the installation of paths, ramps and accessible doors for the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and Kiizhik School, a Pickleball Court conversion at Garrow Park, and funds to support programming from a variety of community organizations.

“Every year, organizations throughout the North apply for New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for community-based projects that foster social inclusion and engagement of seniors,” said Nault. “These projects are lead or inspired by seniors and help to improve their quality of life.”

The EAF is working to break down barriers which prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in all aspects of Canadian society,” added Nault. “The projects announced today will help ensure all Northerners have equal opportunities.”

Seniors projects:

- Reconciliation Kenora -We Were Taught Differently - $5,000
- Eagle Lake First Nation – Elder’s Square Dance Group - $4,500
- Ignace Silver Tops Seniors Centre – Ignace Meals on Wheels - $17,580
- Bearskin Lake First Nation – Elders Vision for the Wellbeing of the Community - $25,000
- Sunrise Echoes Seniors Club – Make Our Centre a Safe Place - $25,000
- Dryden Go Getters – Air Exchange Systems Installation - $8,190
- City of Kenora – Pickleball Court Conversion Project - $25,000
- Township of Ear Falls – Seniors Heritage Trail Project - $22,500
- Town of Pickle Lake – Future Seeds - $25,000

Accessibility projects:

- Lake of the Woods District Hospital – Training Centre Accessibility - $48,411
- Wabaseemoong Independent Nations – Resource Centre Accessibility - $18,089
- Kiizhik Education Corporation – Kiizhik School Accessibility - $52,516

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