Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for community-based projects that support seniors
“We are investing in community support projects across the country to help seniors stay connected and engaged. Seniors have experienced significant negative impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help local organizations—big and small—provide relevant support to seniors of all backgrounds.”
– The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors
Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic age group in Canada. By 2030, the number of seniors is expected to reach 9.6 million, representing close to one quarter of Canada’s population.
The NHSP provides grants and contributions for projects that help improve the well-being of seniors in their communities and foster their social inclusion. Every year, organizations are invited to apply for NHSP community-based funding through a call for proposals.
Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding.
Funds are set aside for grants of up to $5,000 for organizations that have not received funding from the program in the past five years.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded more than 27,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of more than $600 million dollars.
- Applicant Guide for $25,000
- Applicant Guide for $5,000
- Programs and services for seniors
- New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging seniors, strengthening communities
- Prime Minister announces additional support for Canadian seniors
- Prime Minister announces support for vulnerable Canadians affected by COVID‑19
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