Marc Serré

Your member of parliament for

Nickel Belt

Marc Serré

Your member of parliament for

Nickel Belt


Seniors benefit from Government of Canada support for community-based project in Wanup

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $4,650 for a community-based project in Wanup that will help seniors stay active and involved in their community.

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government of Canada continues to meet the needs of seniors by supporting initiatives that help them stay active and involved in their communities.

Funding for this project is being provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which fosters social inclusion and engagement of seniors by encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience to stay active and engaged.

Wanup Quilters is receiving $4,650 for their new embroidery machine and a serger machine. The main benefit for the embroidery machines is to allow seniors that have lost the ability to hand embroidery to continue the art of embroidery. Also, quilters can personalize their quilts for future generations to enjoy.



“Seniors are the pillars of our communities. By supporting community-based projects like these, we are taking action to ensure that seniors have a strong presence in communities across Canada and that they receive the recognition, respect and admiration they deserve.”
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors



“There are so many positive benefits that seniors experience from activities like quilting and embroidering. Along with producing beautiful products seniors feel included and can share their knowledge and skills- something so crucial for their wellbeing. Keeping our aging population active and engaged will assure they have the best quality of life and can combat social isolation!”
Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt




“We are so grateful for the funding received allowing us to offer an event broader range of equipment for our seniors to quilt and embroider with. We are so excited for everyone to take part!
Rusty Cross, Co-Program Leader



Quick Facts

  • Every year organizations are invited to apply for NHSP community-based funding through a call for proposals. The project funding announced today was approved as part of a call for proposals that launched on May 7, 2018, and closed on June 22, 2018.
  • Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding and, as of this year, up to $5,000 in new small grants funding for organizations that have not received funding within the last five years.
  • A total of approximately $35 million has been approved across Canada for NHSP community-based projects in 2018–2019.
  • Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.


Associated Links

New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging Seniors, Strengthening Communities
Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program – Community-based projects
Budget 2018
National Seniors Council


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Kaylie Dudgeon,
Special Assistant,
Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt