Government of Canada invests in pan-Canadian projects that support seniors
“Our Government deeply values the contributions seniors make to our country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are taking more steps to empower seniors by supporting opportunities where they can benefit from and contribute to the quality of life in their communities. By fostering community connections, seniors can enjoy the healthy, happy and secure life they worked hard for.”
– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors
The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help foster social inclusion and engagement of seniors in all aspects of society. The Program’s pan-Canadian funding stream supports projects that use a multi-partner approach, bringing together collaborating organizations from different sectors within a community to meet the growing social needs of seniors.
Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic group in Canada. By 2030, the number of seniors will reach 9.6 million, representing close to one-quarter of Canada’s population.
Budget 2019 proposes an additional investment of $100 million over five years and $20 million per year ongoing for the New Horizons for Seniors Program to support even more projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving their health and well-being.
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Office of the Minister of Seniors
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Employment and Social Development Canada
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