On October 4, 2013 MP Joe Preston, on behalf of Minister of State (Seniors) Alice
Wong, highlighted a Call for Proposals to fund approximately 20 community-based
pilot projects - an investment of $2,000,000 - aimed at addressing seniors' social
"Our government values the skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute
to society," said MP Preston. "Through these local projects we're combatting the
social isolation of seniors and helping them to remain active in the community."
These pilot projects will be eligible to receive between $50,000 and $100,000 of
federal funding over a maximum of 24 months which will be matched with funding from
other sources. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) pilot projects will also
pursue intergenerational learning projects that help seniors develop new interests
and share their knowledge and experience with others.
The application period begins on October 3, 2013 and will close on November 13,
2013. Additional information and application details are available online.
Through Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government proposes to better safeguard the
well-being of seniors in a variety of areas, including financial services, financial
literacy and health.
For a wide range of information for seniors, including details on the NHSP, please