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.
Stirling area seniors will receive federal financial support to replace equipment and conduct facility renovations at the Stirling Curling Club to get their project off the ground, announced Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
The New Horizons for Seniors Program 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 Stirling Curling Club is receiving $25,000 funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to renovate their kitchen and purchase new senior-friendly appliances in order to allow more community events for seniors to take place in their location.
“This funding program for seniors has such a big impact in rural ridings like ours that have aging populations. I’m proud to see that 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.”
– Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“The Stirling Curling Club is a rural sports club which is made up of almost all seniors. In our small community, there are very few opportunities for seniors to get together for some fun, exercise, food, friendship, and laughter. The Curling Club does that for us. However the food part has been a challenge due to our old, poorly equipped kitchen and equipment. This New Horizons for Seniors grant will provide that for us. Now we will be able to expand the food programs we have and have more members enjoy everything this club has to offer. We are so happy and grateful to have this grant money. It’s going to make an amazing difference to us.”
– The Stirling Curling Club
“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.
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada
- This project was 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.