Apply to become a member of a regional committee - New Horizons for Seniors Program

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there are changes to this program:

There are regional committees in each province and territory across Canada. The mandate of each group is:

  • to provide regional perspective
  • to help promote the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) in their own community
  • to review funding applications for Community-based projects
  • to provide feedback to the Department on projects that should qualify for NHSP funding

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Members

Regional committee members include people from seniors’ organizations and vulnerable senior communities, including:

  • LGBTQ2+ community
  • official language minority communities
  • Indigenous communities
  • visible minorities
  • federal and provincial/territorial governments
  • other people actively involved in addressing seniors’ issues

In line with the philosophy of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, regional committee members will serve:

  • on a voluntary basis
  • without compensation, other than travel costs incurred

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will reimburse travel costs according to Travel Directive (accommodation, kilometric rates and meals allowances) rates when convened by Service Canada, when applicable.

Role of the regional committee

Regional committees aim to represent all sectors of society (public, voluntary, social economy, private and citizens themselves).

As NHSP is a community driven program needing local and regional involvement, the program establishes regional committees to support the assessment of funding applications. Each province and territory across Canada forms its own regional committee.

During the assessment of funding applications, regional committees:

  • contribute to provide a regional and local perspective, and
  • help ensure that funding decisions are fair, open and transparent

Service Canada relies on regional committee to make informed decisions about the funding of project proposals making use of members:

  • experience
  • knowledge of regional and local communities
  • knowledge of seniors’ issues

Current vacancies

Ontario

Seniors Organization Representative – 1 vacancy

Newfoundland and Labrador

Senior Volunteer Representative – 2 vacancies

New Brunswick

Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (Indigenous Representative) – 1 vacancy

Manitoba

Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (Indigenous Representative) – 1 vacancy

Alberta

Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (Indigenous Representative) – 1 vacancy
Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (Official Language Minority Community Representative) – 1 vacancy

Yukon

Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (Official Language Minority Community Representative) – 1 vacancy

Nunavut

Vulnerable Senior Communities Representative (LGBTQ2+ Representative) – 1 vacancy
Senior Volunteer Representative – 1 vacancy

Apply

If you wish to volunteer your services and become a regional committee member:

The deadline to submit your application is December 4.

  • Province of Quebec

    There is no recruitment process for the province of Quebec.

    In Quebec, representatives from the Government of Quebec and Employment and Social Development Canada make up a Joint Management Committee.

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