New Horizons for Seniors Program
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Harper government encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.
Community-based projects must address one or more of the program's five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.
The call for proposals will close on July 5, 2013, for all of Canada, except Quebec. The Quebec call will close on September 6, 2013, to coincide with a provincial call for proposals.
Since its beginning, the NHSP has funded more than 12 200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. The NHSP recently approved over 1 750 community-based projects through the 2012–2013 call for proposals.
For more information on the NHSP, please visit seniors.gc.ca
"Relationship creates accountability and responsibility for sustained supportive action" Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox (Scholar)