Federal Government Announces Two Calls for Proposals under New Horizons for Seniors Program

June 1, 2015

Federal Government Announces Two Calls for Proposals under New Horizons for Seniors Program


Ottawa, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced two new calls for proposals under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).


The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that are led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. The NHSP supports both pan-Canadian and community-based projects. Earlier this year, it was announced that a total of $55,000 was awarded to local organizations in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound through the NHSP.


The first call for proposals is under the Pan-Canadian component of the program. Pan-Canadian projects funded through the 2015-2016 call for proposals will help to prevent and measurably reduce the rate of social isolation among seniors. Successful projects will be part of collaborative efforts to create this measurable change. Each project will be up to three years in duration and funded between $150,000 and $750,000.


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


“The New Horizons for Seniors Program has provided funding to a number of local organizations in Bruce and Grey counties for many projects that support seniors in the area,” said Miller. “I strongly encourage all eligible recipients to apply for funding through this program.”


Since 2006, the NHSP has funded nearly 15,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, representing a total investment of $350 million.


The deadline for applications under both calls for proposals is July 10th, 2015.


For more information and for the online application form please visit; http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding//index.shtml.