Calls for Proposals Under the New Horizons for Seniors Program is Now Open!

If you’re a part of an organization that has a proposal to empower seniors and contribute to improving their health and well-being, you may be eligible for federal funding under the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP).

“Now, more than ever, is the time to show your support and help seniors get the opportunities they deserve. I am pleased to share that the call for proposals for this year’s New Horizon for Seniors Funding is now open. I encourage community organizations to submit their proposals to help seniors during or after the pandemic.” -Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program supporting projects designed by and for seniors to make a difference within their communities. Projects must address at least one 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
• providing capital assistance for new or existing community projects and programs for seniors

There are two funding types of applications for the Community-based stream:

• Grants up to $25,000
• Small grants up to $5,000 (for applicants that have not received funding from the program for the last five years)

The call for proposals is open until October 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Visit to learn more about the NHSP Community-based projects and how to apply.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office by emailing: or call 519-426-3400.

Quick Facts

• Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic age group in Canada. By 2030, the number of seniors is expected to reach 9.6 million, representing close to one quarter of Canada’s population.
• Since 2004, the NHSP has funded more than 27,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of more than $600 million dollars.

Associated Links

Applicant Guide for $25,000
Applicant Guide for $5,000
Programs and services for seniors
New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging seniors, strengthening communities