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Government of Canada: New Horizons for Seniors Program

19 October 2020 @ 9:00 am

Please forward this email to all faculty members who engage in research related to the health and well-being of seniors. 

The Government of Canada is accepting applications to its 2021-21 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Call for Proposals to support seniors dealing with the pandemic. A summary is provided below. 

Objectives 

  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations 
  • Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others 
  • Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse 
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors 
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors 

Organizations are invited to apply for funding that supports the NHSP national priorities for this cycle: 

  1. Supporting healthy ageing 
  2. Preventing elder abuse and fraud 
  3. Combatting ageism, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion 
  4. Improving seniors’ access to government services and benefits 
  5. Adapting community-based organizations to a more virtual environment 

Organizations are also welcome to submit proposals for more traditional NHSP projects that they plan to deliver in 2021–22. 

Organizations are also welcome to submit proposals for more traditional NHSP projects that they plan to deliver in 2021–22. 

Value 

Grants up to $25,000 for community-based projects 

Small grants of up to $5,000 for community-based projects 

Duration 

1 year 

Deadlines 

Application and fully signed and completed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review By 9:00am on Monday, October 19, 2020 
Application due at agency By 3:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here:  
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1241545/Electronic+submission+of+res+apps+and+ORS+Checklists+Maqy+2020/6132a1da-89e2-472c-876b-b54431281e12 
For details on how to apply, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html 

Please contact your Faculty Research Officer for information on their internal deadlines.