Government of Canada invests in seniors’ projects in Etobicoke-LakeshoreOn April 9, 2013 by admin
Seniors in Etobicoke-Lakeshore will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”
Two organizations in Etobicoke-Lakeshore will receive funding for their projects. The Young Professionals and Skilled Workers’ Association will receive approximately $25,000 for its “Expressionism and Mentorship through the Arts” project, through which the organization will engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others by organizing a series of art workshops for seniors by seniors. The Franklin Horner Centre will receive $25,000 for its “Senior Meal Days” project, where seniors involved with the organization will support social participation and inclusion of seniors by creating a meal program for seniors.
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 12,200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $33 million in funding for approximately 1,750 community projects.
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