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New Horizons for Seniors Call for Proposals Community-Based Projects

New Horizons for Seniors Call for Proposals Community-Based Projects

June 26, 2015 ORILLIA, ON – The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) has launched a Call for Proposals for Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  These projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization. I encourage organizations to submit their applications before the submission deadline of July 10, 2015.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) provides $25,000 in grant funding per year on projects that focus on one or more of the following objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.

Organizations can receive funding towards projects that empower seniors to share their diverse skills, knowledge and experiences with others by volunteering and mentoring.  These projects also help foster social participation and inclusion of seniors in communities across Canada.

For more information on how to submit your application, visit http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/community/index.shtml