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New Horizons for Seniors Program is accepting applications for community based projects

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May 13, 2014 – Steinbach, MB – Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher , is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada is launching a call for proposals for community based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

“Canadian seniors have played a central part in building this country,” said MP Falk. “They deserve our support to help them enjoy the best quality of life possible and our government continues to translate that support into grassroots initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program.”

The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities. Organizations may receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.

Our Government is committed to ensuring that the “golden years” of our seniors are truly “golden,” added Falk. “With programs like New Horizons for Seniors we will continue to meet the needs of seniors, now and into the future.”

The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014

Quick Facts

  • Over 1,770 NHSP community-based projects were approved through the 2013-2014 call for proposals, for a total of more than $33.4 million in funding.
  • Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes an additional $5 million per year for the NHSP to support additional projects that benefit seniors.
  • Since 2006, the NHSP has funded more than 13,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.

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Contacts

Earl Maynard
Office of the Minister of State (Seniors)
819-953-1144

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca


Backgrounder


The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others. Since 2006, the NHSP has funded more than 13,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.

NHSP funding is targeted to community-based, pan-Canadian projects and pilot projects that focus on issues like social isolation and intergenerational learning.

Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation, and capital assistance. These projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year per organization in grant funding.

Pan-Canadian projects provide support to help seniors protect themselves from elder abuse, including financial abuse and fraud. These projects help community members to recognize elder abuse in all its forms and to improve the quality of life, safety and security of seniors. Projects focus on developing tools, resources and promising practices that can be adapted and shared across communities, regions or Canada; they may be eligible to receive up to $250,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Pilot projects funding provides support to help address seniors’ isolation through establishing better social support networks and resources and initiating community interventions. It also identifies intergenerational learning projects that help seniors develop new interests and share their knowledge and experience with others. These pilot projects are eligible to receive up to $100,000 of federal funding over a maximum of 24 months which will be matched with funding from other sources. The first call for proposals for pilot projects  was launched on October 3, 2013 and closed on November 13, 2013.

For more information on the NHSP, visit esdc.gc.ca/seniors.

 

 

 

 Le 13 mai 2014 – Steinbach (Manitoba) —, Ted Falk, député de Provencher, est heureux d’annoncer que le gouvernement du Canada lance un appel de propositions de projets communautaires grâce au programme Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés.

« Les Canadiens âgés ont joué un rôle clé dans l’édification de notre pays, a déclaré le député Falk. Ils méritent qu’on les aide à jouir de la meilleure qualité de vie possible, et le gouvernement continue à traduire cette aide en initiatives de proximité, comme le programme Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés (NHPA). »

Le gouvernement du Canada sollicite des demandes de projets qui aideraient les aînés du Canada à mettre à profit leurs qualités de chef, leurs compétences et leur expérience pour continuer d’améliorer leur milieu. Les organismes peuvent recevoir jusqu’à 25 000 $ en subventions. Les projets doivent viser à répondre à au moins un des cinq objectifs du programme : le bénévolat, le mentorat, l’accroissement de la sensibilisation aux mauvais traitements envers les aînés, la participation sociale et l’aide à l’immobilisation.

« Le gouvernement tient à faire en sorte que le “troisième âge” soit véritablement “l’âge d’or”, a ajouté M. Falk. Grâce à des programmes comme Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés, nous continuerons de répondre aux besoins de nos concitoyens âgés. »

L’appel de propositions se terminera le vendredi 4 juillet 2014.

Quelques faits en bref

  • L’appel de propositions de 2013-2014 a permis d’approuver plus de 1 770 projets communautaires dans le cadre du NHPA, soit plus de 33,4 millions de dollars de financement.
  • Le Plan d’action économique 2014 propose de bonifier le NHPA de cinq millions de dollars par année pour soutenir des projets additionnels bénéfiques pour les aînés.
  • Depuis 2006, le NHPA a permis de financer plus de 13 000 projets dans des centaines de collectivités partout au Canada.

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