Senior funding offered

Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan announces federal support for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities.

Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan this spring announced federal support for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Duncan’s announcement was made on behalf of Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).

The call for proposals will accept applications until Friday, July 4. Organizations may receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.

More than 1,770 NHSP community-based projects were approved through the 2013-2014 call for proposals, for a total of more than $33.4 million in funding. 16 of these projects were located in Vancouver Island North for a total of $257,995.

The 2014-2015 NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities.

 

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