Proposals sought for projects that help seniors stay active, engaged and informed

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The federal government is calling for proposals for projects that will keep Canadian seniors active, engaged and informed. The application period began May 29, 2015 and closes July 10, 2015.

“Our Government recognizes the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society and the economy,” said MP Brian Storseth in a release Tuesday. “By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.”

The 2015-2016 NHSP Call for Proposals for Pan-Canadian Projects invites organizations to apply for funding for projects that will help to reduce social isolation among seniors by using collaborative approaches that place an emphasis on measurable results. The Government of Canada is partnering with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and its Innoweave initiative to support the development, implementation and scaling of these collaborative approaches to reduce social isolation among seniors. Applicants can contact Innoweave through its Seniors SI program to obtain support and to learn more about how organizations can work together to address social isolation. More information on how to apply for funding is available at www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/

The annual NHSP Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects is inviting organizations to apply for funding of up to $25,000 for projects that help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues. More information on how to apply is available at www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/

“Our Government is proud to invest in New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that aim to reduce social isolation of seniors in communities across Canada,” stated Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong in the same release. “We welcome the opportunity to team up with innovative partners whose diverse knowledge, resources and collective experience will help us explore new and meaningful ways we can keep seniors active, engaged and informed.”

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