Châteauguay, May 15, 2017 – The MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is now open. She is inviting organizations, municipalities, research institutes as well as public health and educational institutions to apply for funding before June 23. Applicants could receive up to $25,000 in grant money to implement a project for and by seniors.
The NHSP call for proposals is seeking projects led or inspired by seniors. Organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that promote positive aging and empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that benefit the community. The Government of Canada recognizes the contributions that seniors have made over the years and takes measures to ensure they enjoy the fulfilling lives they deserve.
The Government of Canada is committed to empowering seniors to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. The program not only encourages seniors to stay involved in their community, but also enhances their health and well-being and enables them to stay active and share their knowledge and experience. By investing in NHSP community-based projects the government is reinforcing its commitment to improve the lives of seniors.
“NHSP projects promote seniors’ volunteerism, civic leadership, goodwill, and friendship in Canadian communities. These projects help seniors keep active, stay connected, share their knowledge and continue to enhance their skills. I encourage local organizations to apply for the program in order to provide our seniors with the opportunity to both participate in and lead community activities”, says Brenda Shanahan.
“Our Government focuses on building strong and vibrant communities across Canada. Through the NHSP community-based projects, we are providing a wide range of opportunities for seniors to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community prosperity. These activities empower seniors, enabling them to expand their social network and explore new learning experiences that will better equip them to face the challenges of our evolving society.”, adds the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos.
For more information and to apply for funding, please visit the http://bit.ly/2pGeiaI.
“Do not hesitate to contact our office if you wish to be advised or accompanied in your application process. We also invite you to provide us with a copy of your submitted form or simply to inform us of the filing of a project so that we can easily follow up on it.” – Brenda Shanahan