Canada launches new Funding Call to support Seniors across the Country

The Government of Canada has launched new grant programme to support and promote seniors’ health, well-being and contributions by encouraging them to stay active, engaged and informed.

Minister of Seniors, The Honourable Filomena Tassi invited organizations to apply for funding for projects that will help increase social inclusion among seniors through collaborative and innovative approaches.

The Honourable, Filomena Tassi said, “The Government of Canada deeply values the contribution seniors make to our country. We know that when seniors can fully participate in society, everybody benefits. That is why I am pleased to launch the Call for Concepts for the Pan-Canadian stream of the NHSP.”

Tassi further said, “The Pan-Canadian stream supports innovative projects that create a significant impact in communities. This program has been supporting more than half a million seniors annually and will continue to do so.”

Organizations can apply under the Call for Concepts (CFC) for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2018-2019 for Pan-Canadian projects for $500,000 to $5 million for a project consisting of a 3 to 5 year collective impact initiative.

The NHSP fosters social inclusion and the engagement of seniors by encouraging seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others through projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities.

The pan-Canadian stream of the NHSP has approximatively $8 million available per year for five years to distribute to eligible organizations. It is anticipated that up to ten organizations submitting collective impact initiatives will receive funding through this process.

Through this call for concepts process (CFC), they will fund initiatives that will support the development and implementation of collaborative approaches to increase the social inclusion of seniors. Social inclusion is the ability to fully participate in, contribute to and benefit from all aspects of society.

The application period begins from December 6, 2018 until January 21, 2019.