Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Seniors — May 8, 2018

Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Seniors

May 8, 2018

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise that Social Development Canada has launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2018-2019 call for proposals for Community-based Projects.

Programs like NHSP not only encourage seniors to stay involved in their community, but also increase their social participation and inclusion. This is key to enhancing their well-being and quality of life, as well as to enable them to stay active and share their knowledge, skills and experience with other community members.

The NHSP call for proposals, open until June 15, 2018, is seeking proposals for projects led or inspired by seniors. Organizations are invited to apply for funding, under the following three national priorities, for projects that empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that:

• benefit vulnerable seniors populations,
• focus on diversity of Canada’s seniors; and
• will promote volunteerism to increase an organization’s capacity.

Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding. Starting this year, organizations that have not benefitted from NHSP funding during the last five years can receive up to $5,000 as part of the new small grants pilot project.

“I strongly encourage all local organizations to submit applications for this funding. These activities empower seniors, enabling them to pursue an active lifestyle, expand their social network and explore new learning experiences that will better equip them to face the challenges of our rapidly evolving society,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information and the online application, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html

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