The government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program, is committed to enhancing the well-being of Seniors by promoting positive aging and supporting projects led or inspired by Seniors.
June 5, 2018 – [Kitchener, ON] – Employment and Social Development Canada
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.
Recently, four organizations in Kitchener Centre received funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington received $25,000 to for their “Dementia Friendly Communities Project”. People care Not-For-Profit Homes Inc. received $15,267 for their “Intergenerational Greenhouse Program”. Community Justice Initiatives received $10,000 for their “Older Adult Health and Wellness Group for Incarcerated Women program” and $25,000 was granted to Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club for refurbishments to increase seniors’ safety on the bowling green. For more information on these NHSP initiatives please visit the organizations’ websites located under Associated Links.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 21,600 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, which has made a significant difference in the lives of seniors in communities like ours. Projects like these allow seniors to maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities
“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. We support a wide array of New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that bring seniors together in innovative ways to help build communities that are strong and vibrant. These grassroots projects are community-driven and promote social interaction, positive aging and seniors’ well-being. They reach out to seniors and encourage them to pursue active lifestyles, expand their social network and play a leading role in activities that inspire goodwill, sharing and fellowship among community members."The Honourable Jean-Yves DuclosMinister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”Raj SainiMember of Parliament for Kitchener Centre
- The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is currently accepting funding applications of up to a maximum of $25,000 per year per organization for community-based projects. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.
- These projects were approved through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2017–2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects.
- Through the NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in NHSP funding for more than 1,880 community-based projects.
- Since 2004, the NHSP has approved close to 21,600 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $452.5 million.
- The NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects was open from May 10, 2017 until June 23, 2017.
- Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.
Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program – Community-based Projects
Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program – Pan-Canadian Projects
New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging Seniors, Strengthening Communities
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For media enquiries, please contact:
Office of the Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development