The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2019-20 has started its call for proposals for community-based projects that will help seniors stay active, engaged and informed. The application period will continue until June 21, 2019.

The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement of  Canadian seniors in all aspects of society. The projects are led or inspired by seniors who are making a difference in the lives of others and their communities.

The Program’s community-based stream supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of its five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance. This year, organizations are invited to apply for community-based funding under the NHSP’s three national priorities:

  • preventing elder abuse and fraud, including measures to reduce crimes and harms against seniors;
  • supporting healthy aging in the community, addressing dementia, including community supports and intergenerational housing; and
  • counteracting ageism in the workplace to promote labour market retention of seniors.

Organizations are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding.  Organizations have the option of applying for a small grant of up to $5,000 under the community-based funding stream. This pilot is targeted to organizations that have not received funding within the last 5 years (including the fiscal year 2014 to 2015 NHSP Call for proposals).

For more information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply, visit: