Government of Canada: Seeking Applications for New Horizons for Seniors Program

Deadline: 21 January 2019

The Government of Canada is seeking applications from organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the pan-Canadian stream of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

Objectives

This process seeks to ensure that seniors can benefit from and contribute to the quality of life in their communities. More specifically, this process seeks to:

  • build the collective capacity of organizations to recognize and address barriers to social inclusion faced by seniors;
  • promote improved access to information, programs and services for seniors to enhance their social inclusion within their communities;
  • support action research to better understand effective approaches for increasing the level of social inclusion of seniors in their communities;
  • develop innovative approaches to engage and retain senior volunteers to improve their social inclusion in their communities; and
  • address systemic barriers that contribute to the social exclusion of seniors.

Funding Information

Eligible organizations can apply for $500,000 to $5 million for a project consisting of a 3 to 5 year collective impact initiative.

Eligible activities

Eligible activities are those that increase the rate of social inclusion among seniors in a target population. This could include:

  • Developing partnerships to encourage new and emerging cohorts of seniors to be more actively involved in community activities;
  • Adapting approaches (policies and tools) to more effectively attract, recruit and retain diverse cohorts of volunteers, including other generations;
  • Sharing seniors’ knowledge, skills and experiences with others;
  • Promoting awareness of elder abuse;
  • Reaching out to vulnerable seniors such as those who are socially or geographically isolated;
  • Volunteering, mentoring, leadership training and skill matching;
  • Building intergenerational and intercultural learning and relationships;
  • Developing / sharing tools and resource materials;
  • Sharing best practices; and
  • Other activities that support this CFC

Eligibility Criteria

  • The application was submitted by an eligible organization:
    • Not-for-profit organization
    • Coalition, network or ad hoc committee
    • For-profit organization
    • Municipal government
    • Research organization or institute
    • Educational institution (such as a university, college, CÉGEP, school board/school district) or public health or social services institution
    • Indigenous organization (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) organization
  • The project contributes to improving the social inclusion of seniors
  • The organization has the capacity to act as a backbone organization
  • The application follows the sections prescribed in this document and is presented clearly

How to Apply

Applications can be emailed at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-pan-canadian.html

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