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New Horizons for Seniors Program

Employment and Social Development Canada

Record #: WIN0007
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021
Last Full Update: 16 Jun 2017


Located In Prince Edward Island
Areas Served Canada


Phone 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Mailing Address c/o New Horizons for Seniors Program Government of Canada 
PO Box 8000 
Charlottetown, PE 
Canada C1A 8K1

Description & Services

Information Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives: 
*promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations; 
*engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others; 
*expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse; 
*supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and 
*providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors. 
Community-based projects may be funded up to $25,000 per year, per organization. Pan-Canadian projects that help to reduce social isolation among seniors may be funded between $150,000 and $750,000, for up to a maximum of three years. 
Eligible recipients include: 
*not-for-profit organizations, community-based coalitions, networks and committees; 
*for-profit organizations, provided that the nature and intent of the activity are non-commercial, do not generate profit and fit within the program objectives; 
*municipal governments, band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, as well as public health and social services institutions; and 
*research and educational institutions, including school boards, school districts, universities, colleges and CEGEPs. 
For detailed information about the program, please visit the Government of Canada webpage provided above, including finding a Service Canada office in your area.
Hours Users in Canada can call toll-free from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local time. Information officers offer services in English and in French.