Seniors in Vaughan-Woodbridge will receive financial support to acquire/replace equipment/conduct facility renovations to get their project off the ground, today announced Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It is also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to deliver change and improve the lives of seniors.
Woodbridge Spanish Church Of The Nazarene will use the funds to deliver educational workshops to seniors to enhance their literacy, public speaking, and leadership skills as well as offer pointillism art technique lessons, Ansley Grove Bocce Club will use the funds to create an outdoor bocce court so that seniors can organize and participate in summer bocce ball tournaments for seniors, Vellore Village Seniors Club will use the funds to purchase TVs and DVD players to host movie nights at the Vaughan Community Centre, Royal Canadian Legion MacKenzie Branch 414 will use the funds to renovate their kitchen to make it safer for seniors to continue in cooking activities, community celebrations, and card games, and Vaughan African Canadian Association will use the funds to allow seniors to participate in weekly art workshops, attend field trips to art galleries and use art to pay homage to their cultural background are receiving $87,341 for their projects funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The projects will help many Canadians in Vaughan-Woodbridge.
The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2016–2017 Call for Proposals.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects like this one so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”
–Francesco, Sorbara Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge
“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada