GATINEAU, QC, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Eligible organizations in Alberta now
have until July 19 to submit applications for New Horizons for Seniors
Program (NHSP) funding.
"The Call for Proposals in Alberta has been extended by two weeks in
response to significant damages caused by flooding in June 2013," said
the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). "It is
important that all regions in Canada have the opportunity to benefit
from projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the
lives of others and in their communities."
Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share
their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.
Government initiatives such as the NHSP also help to ensure that seniors
maintain their personal health and well-being. Economic Action Plan
2013 proposes to better safeguard the well-being of seniors in a
variety of areas, including financial services, financial literacy and
For more information and to apply for funding, visit seniors.gc.ca.
New Horizons for Seniors Program
The 2013-2014 NHSP call for proposals for community-based projects was
launched on May 22, 2013. Eligible organizations may receive up to
$25,000 in grant funding per year and must address one or more of the
program's five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness
of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.
Since its beginning, the NHSP has funded more than 12 200 projects in
hundreds of communities across Canada. The NHSP recently approved over
1 750 community-based projects through the 2012-2013 call for
For more information on the NHSP, please visit seniors.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of Minister of State (Seniors), Alice Wong
Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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