Empowering seniors, encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience with others in the community, and enhancing seniors’ social well-being and community vitality are goals of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The Program provides grants and contributions funding for projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.
The Program has five objectives:
The Program has two funding streams:
Pan-Canadian projects are eligible to receive up to $750,000 for up to 3 years, to address the social isolation of seniors through social innovation approaches, partnerships and a focus on outcomes. This program is complemented by a range of policies, programs and services targeted at seniors, such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the National Seniors Council.
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