In 2020, Woodside applied for a grant from the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to build two new accessible washrooms. We were very grateful to receive a grant of $83,000 this fall and our Building Design team has been working on the project plans ever since.
We are happy to share that our building permit is approved and construction will begin next week. Gerry Martin has agreed to act as project manager and we are very thankful for his experience and expertise.
Two new washrooms are being built within our existing building. Each washroom is an accessible single occupant washroom. They are barrier-free and large enough to accommodate a parent or caregiver, if needed.
The first washroom will be located off of the main foyer in the space previously used for our library and more recently as staff offices.
The second washroom will be located in the basement, at the bottom of the main stairs in the area we commonly call the “Awana office”.
One of Woodside’s four core values is:
- Welcoming Environments: demonstrated by a commitment to cultivate physical, personal and relationship environments without barriers so we can invite others and the Holy Spirit can impact lives
Along with the accessible ramp built in 2019, these barrier-free washrooms will continue to help us more effectively serve individuals in our community who have reduced mobility, intellectual disabilities, seniors, families and others.
If you have any questions about this project, you can contact the Building Design team at email@example.com or the church office.