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New Horizons for Seniors Program – Pan-Canadian projects

November 15, 2023

Value

From $1,000,000 to $5,000,000

Description

We are accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving funding from the pan-Canadian stream of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Eligible organizations can apply for $1 million to $5 million. Projects should last between 4 to 5 years.

Eligible Applicants

To apply, you must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Applicants

Your organization must be in Canada and be one of the following types:

  • not-for-profit organization
  • for-profit organization (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit)
  • municipal government
  • Indigenous government (including band councils, tribal councils, and self-government entities)

You can only submit 1 application as a backbone organization under this process.

The following organizations are eligible if their provincial or territorial government agree:

  • post-secondary institutions
  • public health and social services institution

Eligible Expenses

Activities

Eligible activities increase social inclusion among vulnerable seniors. These could include, but aren’t limited to:

  • developing partnerships to encourage new groups of seniors to be more involved in community activities
  • adapting policies and tools to better attract, recruit and keep diverse groups of volunteers
  • sharing seniors’ knowledge, skills and experiences with others
  • promoting awareness of elder abuse
  • reaching out to vulnerable seniors such as those who are socially or geographically isolated
  • volunteering, mentoring, leadership training and skill matching
  • building intergenerational and intercultural learning and relationships
  • developing and sharing tools and resource materials
  • sharing best practices

What the funding can be used to pay for

Eligible costs

  • wages and mandatory employment related costs (MERCs) for project staff
  • professional fees, such as:
    • facilitators
    • researchers and experts in evaluation or in the collective impact field
  • evaluation costs (such as surveys)
  • hospitality
  • participant costs (for example, security checks for volunteers)
  • printing, advertising, distribution and other communication costs
  • travel costs within Canada
  • rental and/or maintenance of facilities
  • purchase and/or rental of equipment, materials and supplies
  • shipping costs for equipment, materials or supplies
  • other costs necessary to support the purpose of the funding as approved by ESDC

Deadline Date

November 15, 2023.

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