Funding: Pan-Canadian projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program - Eligibility

From Employment and Social Development Canada

2. Eligibility

This section outlines the eligibility requirements that will be used to determine the eligibility of your application. It also outlines the assessment criteria that will be used to assess your application.

Eligible organizations are invited to submit one application. If an organization submits more than one application, only the first one received will be reviewed. Any other documents not requested as part of this application process will not be reviewed.

Eligibility requirements

Your application must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below. It will be screened out and not be considered further (that is, it will not be assessed using the assessment criteria) if it doesn't meet the following requirements:

  • The application was received no later than January 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • The application was submitted by an eligible organization:
    • Not-for-profit organization
    • Coalition, network or ad hoc committee
    • For-profit organizationFootnote 6
    • Municipal government
    • Research organization or institute
    • Educational institution (such as a university, college, CÉGEP, school board/school district) or public health or social services institutionFootnote 7
    • Indigenous organization (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) organization
  • The project duration is between 3 to 5 years
  • Requested funding from ESDC is between $500,000 and $5,000,000
  • 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

Assessment criteria

This section indicates how a variety of elements in your application will be assessed to determine the overall quality of your concept.

  • Objective: The objective of the collective impact concept is to engage different sectors in a joint approach to address social inclusion of seniors. The collective impact targets the unmet needs of seniors, provide services in the community to increase the social inclusion of seniors, and/or address systemic barriers that are known to contribute to the social exclusion of seniors.
  • Results: The change planned in the target population for each of the expected outcomes is identified. There is a logical, evidence-based rationale to explain how the identified change is achievable.
  • Need: The proposed collective impact fills a gap or meets an identified need, and will benefit the community. In addition, it is the most appropriate way to respond to the community needs. This can be supported by data, if available.
  • Priority: The collective impact concept focusses on reaching vulnerable seniors such as those who are socially or geographically isolated. Priority may be given to certain sub-populations of seniorsFootnote 8.
  • How: The concept demonstrates a good understanding of the collective impact. It explains how the mutually reinforcing activities will form an integrated strategy to close gaps identified related to social inclusion of seniors. The concept involves the five collective impact framework core conditions (common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communications, and backbone).
  • Budget: The amount requested from ESDC is broken down by the following cost categories: costs related to the administration of the collective impact initiative; funding re-distributed to collaborating organizations for mutually reinforcing activities; and other costs.

Note to organizations located and operating in Québec: a Joint Management Committee, made up of representatives from the Québec government and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), will review and assess applications in accordance with the Canada-Québec Protocol of Agreement concerning delivery of the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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