Francesco Sorbara MP, MP Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan Woodbridge, MP for Vaughan Woodbridge, Chair Canada-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Group,

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Seniors benefit from Government of Canada support for community-based projects in Vaughan-Woodbridge

Vaughan, ON – April 23, 2019               

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government of Canada continues to meet the needs of seniors by supporting initiatives that help them stay active and involved in their communities.

Today, Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $25,000 for a community-based project in Vaughan, Ontario that will help seniors stay active and involved in their community.

Funding for this project is being provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which fosters social inclusion and engagement of seniors by encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience to stay active and engaged.

Hospice Vaughan is receiving $25,000 for their new projects and will provide cooking, caring and social recreation for hospice seniors.

Quotes

“Seniors are the pillars of our communities. By supporting community-based projects like these, we are taking action to ensure that seniors have a strong presence in communities across Canada and that they receive the recognition, respect and admiration they deserve.”

– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors

“Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Government of Canada is providing a wide range of opportunities for seniors in Vaughan-Woodbridge to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community vitality.”

– Francesco Sorbara, MP Vaughan-Woodbridge

Quick Facts

  • Every year organizations are invited to apply for NHSP community-based funding through a call for proposals. The project funding announced today was approved as part of a call for proposals that launched on May 7, 2018, and closed on June 22, 2018.
  • Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding and, as of this year, up to $5,000 in new small grants funding for organizations that have not received funding within the last five years.
  • A total of approximately $35 million has been approved across Canada for NHSP community-based projects in 2018–2019.
  • Community-based project funding 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.

Associated Links

New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging Seniors, Strengthening Communities

Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program – Community-based projects

Budget 2018

National Seniors Council

 

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