Community-Based Projects: New Horizons for Seniors Funding Program
Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.
Projects must address one or more of the program's five objectives:
- promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
- engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
- expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
- supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
- providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.
We are not accepting applications at this time.
Calls for Proposals in Quebec
A Canada-Quebec Memorandum of Understanding for the New Horizons for Seniors Program sets out mechanisms for collaboration in order to ensure complementary action between the governments of Canada and Quebec to the benefit of seniors in Quebec. As a result of discussions under this Memorandum of Understanding, the two governments coordinate the schedule of Calls for Proposals for community-based projects funding, and for Calls for Proposals for the Government of Quebec programs for seniors at the community level. The Government of Quebec (Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés) also launched a Call for Proposals for organizations that offer activities for seniors in summer 2012.
For more information on the Government of Quebec's programs for seniors at the community level, visit their website. (Only available in French).
To ensure your organization and proposed project are eligible for funding, review the criteria on this page before you apply.
Who can apply?
The following types of organizations can apply:
- not-for-profit organizations;
- coalitions and networks;
- municipal governments;
- research organizations and institutes;
- educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CEGEPs);
- public health and social service institutions;
- band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations;
- for-profit enterprises; and
- school boards/school districts.
Post-secondary, social service and public health institutions may apply provided that they have the agreement of their provincial or territorial government.
Individuals and provincial/territorial departments and agencies are not eligible for funding.
All applicants will be notified by mail of the receipt of their application. Acknowledgment letters will be mailed within 21 calendar days of the closing date of the Call for Proposals. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter 5 weeks after the closing date, please contact us.
Another letter will be sent indicating whether or not the application has been approved.
Funding decisions are final. If the project is approved, a template for the final report will be included with the decision letter.
If applicants have any questions, they may contact us
Within two months of the end of the project, a final project report detailing the impact of the project on the community must be submitted.
Reporting on time shows good project management and may help if the organization applies for funding for future projects from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
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