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Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:58

Enabling Accessibility Grant supports elevator installation at Kawartha Conservation

November 9, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation’s administration building at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay is now barrier free thanks to a $30,000 grant through the Workplace Accessibility Stream of the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.

Launched in late 2016, Kawartha Conservation was able to undertake the construction and installation of a fully accessible elevator, enhancing accessibility and safety for employees and the public.

The elevator, installed at the rear entrance of the administration building, provides service to both floors including the main entry foyer, eliminating the barrier of the stairs between floors, and also eliminates the need to exit the building to utilize the existing ramp.

“Our new elevator is a wonderful addition to our administrative building,” said Wanda Stephen, Director of Corporate Services. “It will help strengthen the capacity to recruit and hire talented individuals and volunteers of all abilities, while providing increased opportunities for all people, and enhanced accessibility to the community.”

The elevator project was completed earlier this year and was made fully operational in early November.