Employment and Social Development Canada
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.
The organizations across South Shore-St. Margaret’s who received funding from NHSP for the 2017-2018 year are as follows:
|Name Of Organization||Title of Program||Town||Program Description||Funding Received|
|CSI New Horizon Group Association||Upgrades to Building & Lighthouse Players Theatre Group Upgrades||Clark’s Harbour||The organization will build a new storage shed, install a new heater system, and purchase two portable microphones to keep their seniors theatre group active in the community.||$8,800|
|Wesley Heritage Community Seniors Association (WHCSA)||Chair Replacement||Barrington||The organization will purchase stackable chairs to allow seniors to maintain activities such as quilting and music concerts.||$3,000|
|Wesley Heritage Community Seniors Association (WHCSA)||Required Electrical and Plumbing Upgrades||Barrington||Seniors involved with the organization will complete electrical and plumbing upgrades, and install a well, to continue to provide seniors events such as fitness classes, concerts and art shows.||$12,874|
|Wesley Heritage Community Seniors Association (WHCSA)||Heating/Cooling System Upgrades||Barrington||The organization will install heat pumps to allow seniors to continue activities such as art shows, concerts and fitness classes to seniors in the community.||$5,979|
|West Northfield Community Centre||Community Accessibility||West Northfield||The organization will renovate two washrooms into an accessible washroom to allow seniors to continue to offer suppers and holiday socials.||$8,473|
|Hillsview Acres Home for Special Care||Overcoming Generational and Cultural Lines through Social and Leisure Engagement||Liverpool||Seniors involved with the organization will teach and lead youth in activities such as quilting and knitting, and youth will educate seniors on French cultural customs.||$15,050|
|Wood’s Harbour Community Centre Association||Low Impact Exercise for Seniors and Disabled Persons||Woods Harbour||Seniors involved with the organization will purchase electronic gaming systems to promote low impact exercise such as bowling, golf and dance to able and disabled seniors alike.||$7,256|
|Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society||Recording the History; Telling Their Stories||Shelburne||Seniors involved with the Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society will purchase a copier and binder to assist seniors to form a Heritage Club to gather and share historical information.||$24,990|
|Flourish Family Well Being Society||A Positive Aging Project||Bridgewater||Seniors involved with the organization will create a social enterprise to support social participation and inclusion of seniors and to achieve healthy aging through yoga and dancing.||$12,000|
|Queens Care Society||Engage and Empower||Southbrook||Seniors involved with the organization will liaise with community groups to initiate transportation to/from new senior activities such as dances, concerts, fitness classes and information sessions.||$17,533|
|Blandford Seasiders Senior Citizens Club||Community Centre Renovation||Blandford||The organization will replace the toilets and toilet paper dispensers in the community centre to continue activities such as community breakfasts and lunches.||$2,707|
|Genuine Progress Index Atlantic Society||Stories of Resilience||Glen Haven||Seniors involved with the organization will plan, design and develop workshops and storytelling to share their history with youth and promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations.||$14,640|
"The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. We support a wide array of New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that bring seniors together in innovative ways to help build communities that are strong and vibrant. These grassroots projects are community-driven and promote social interaction, positive aging and seniors’ well-being. They reach out to seniors and encourage them to pursue active lifestyles, expand their social network and play a leading role in activities that inspire goodwill, sharing and fellowship among community members."Hon. Jean-Yves DuclosMinister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”Bernadette JordanMember of Parliament, South Shore-St. Margarets
- These projects were approved through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2017–2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects.
- Through the NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in NHSP funding for more than 1,880 community-based projects.
- Since 2004, the NHSP has approved close to 21,600 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $452.5 million.
- The NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects was open from May 10, 2017 until June 23, 2017.
- Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.