The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement of Canadian seniors in all aspects of society.
The Program’s community-based stream supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of its five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance. Organizations are invited to apply for funding under the NHSP’s three national priorities:
- preventing elder abuse and fraud, including measures to reduce crimes and harms against seniors;
- supporting healthy aging in community and addressing dementia, including community supports and intergenerational housing; and
- counteracting ageism in the workplace to promote labour market retention of seniors.
The 2019–20 NHSP community-based call for proposals is open until June 21, 2019. For details on how to apply, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html