June 29, 2016

OTTAWA, ON Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce encourages local organizations to apply for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Proposals for projects should be led or inspired by seniors and have a focus of keeping Canadian seniors active, engaged and informed. Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2016.

The 2016-2017 NHSP Call for Proposals for Pan-Canadian Projects invites groups to apply for funding for projects that will help to reduce social isolation among seniors by using collaborative approaches that place an emphasis on measurable results.

The annual NHSP Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects is inviting organizations to apply for funding of up to $25,000 for projects that help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues. Those who can apply for funding include not-for-profit organizations and committees, municipal governments, research organizations, public health and social services institutions.


Seniors have greatly contributed to our society and economy and by supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.

Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce

For immediate release June 29, 2016

Quick Facts

  • Since 2006, the NHSP has funded nearly 15,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, representing a total Government of Canada investment of $350 million.

  • Since 2006, $2.8 billion in annual tax relief has been provided to seniors and pensioners.

  • More than one in seven Canadians are over the age of 65, and in 25 years, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior. 

  • In 2006, over 30 percent of Canada’s seniors were at risk of social isolation

  • The National Seniors Council (NSC), in its Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors, 20132014, highlighted the importance of working with a wide array of organizations that deliver services and programs in an efficient and effective manner to alleviate isolation among older Canadians. The report can be found on

  • For a wide range of information for seniors, including details on the NHSP, please visit

    Associated Links


    • Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program

    • National Seniors Council

    • National Seniors Council


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