Funding Opportunity: Increasing social inclusion of seniors

December 6, 2018

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.

The objectives of the NHSP are:

  • Promoting volunteerism among seniors;
  • Engaging seniors in the community through mentoring of others;
  • Expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • Supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • Providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

NHSP funding supports Community-based projects and Pan-Canadian projects.

Pan-Canadian projects

Pan-Canadian funding supports multi-year projects using collaborative and innovative approaches to address seniors issues.

Projects that have received funding through the NHSP 2015–2016 Pan-Canadian Call for Proposals are using a Collective Impact approach where project partners work together to achieve measurable results that address social isolation among seniors.

With the 2018-2019 Call for Concepts, NHSP will continue the implementation of the innovative, evidence-based Collective Impact approach and shift the focus from reducing the social isolation of seniors to increasing the social inclusion of seniors.

Organizations will submit their concepts for proposed Collective Impact Plans. Following a review of concepts, organizations whose concepts are selected through the CFC will be invited to submit a full proposal.

New this year, the funding period has been increased from three to five years, and the maximum funding amount has been increased from $750K to $5M. This predictable funding will make the projects more sustainable and allow for greater impact.

For more information, visit Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program – Pan-Canadian projects.