On May 15, 2019, the Government of Canada launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2019-20 call for proposals for community-based projects across Canada.
The NHSP 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 older Canadians in all aspects of society. The projects are led or inspired by seniors who are making a difference in the lives of others and their communities.
Since the NHSP was launched in 2004, it has funded thousands of projects and thousands more opportunities for seniors to become engaged in their communities by volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge. Whether they are signing up for financial literacy classes or participating in fun exercise activities, seniors are getting involved. These are just some examples of how NHSP projects are contributing to the well-being of seniors and their communities.
The NHSP’s community-based stream 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. 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.
Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding, and up to $5,000 in small grants funding is available to organizations that have not received funding in the past five years.
The deadline to submit applications is June 21, 2019. If you would like to apply for funding or learn more about this funding opportunity, visit our website. We now have a simplified online form to make applying easier than ever.
To raise awareness in your community about the 2019–20 NHSP community-based call for proposals, we encourage you to share this information with your network, partners and stakeholders so they may also benefit from this funding opportunity.
To register for an information session please see the attached document for instructions.