Programs like New Horizons for Seniors Program 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 applications 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:
- the 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 am hosting a session with Service Canada so that community groups can learn more about the application process. This will allow groups to ask questions prior to submitting their application. The details are as follows:
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm (It may end earlier depending on the length of Q&A)
Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, 2 Park Dr, Stouffville, L4A 4K1
Format: Presentation by Service Canada representative, followed by Q&A
Please RSVP to my office at email@example.com to reserve a spot.