Maryam Monsef

Your member of parliament for


Maryam Monsef

Your member of parliament for



Monsef encourages organizations to apply for New Horizons for Seniors Program funding

Call for Proposals of community-based projects up to $25,000 open from May 15-June 21, 2019

Peterborough-Kawartha – Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, our community and the entire country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government of Canada continues to meet the needs of seniors by supporting initiatives that help them stay active and involved in their communities.

Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, is encouraging organizations serving seniors to apply for available funding through the NHSP community grants stream.

“Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Government of Canada is providing a wide range of opportunities for seniors in Peterborough-Kawartha to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community vitality,” said Monsef. “By taking advantage of funding for community-based projects, we ensure that seniors continue to play an important role in our day-to-day lives and that they receive the recognition, respect and admiration they deserve.”

Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.

  • Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding per project for up to 1 year.
  • Organizations have the option of applying for a small grant of up to $5,000 under the community-based funding stream. This pilot is targeted to organizations that have not received funding within the last 5 years (including the fiscal year 2014 to 2015 NHSP Call for proposals).

Peterborough-Kawartha has received $208,828 for 13 projects through the NHSP since 2016, with projects from last year’s call for proposals yet to be formally announced.

Past projects have supported programming and activities at the Oak Shores Fifty Plus Club in Trent Lakes, replaced banquet hall flooring at the Royal Canadian Legion in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, helped with the annual Mno-Bimaadiziwin Seniors’ Summit in Curve Lake First Nation, and allowed for a knitting program at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, among others.

A total of approximately $35 million has been approved across Canada for NHSP community-based projects in 2018–2019.


Associated Links

Apply for New Horizons for Seniors Porgram – Community-based projects

New Horizons for Seniors Program – Engaging Seniors, Strengthening Communities

Budget 2019 – Seniors

National Seniors Council