September 28th, 2018 Clifton Royal, New Brunswick Employment and Social Development Canada
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.
The Royal Canadian Legion Peninsula Branch #62 will receive financial support to conduct facility renovations to improve their seniors’ programming, announced Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.
The Royal Canadian Legion Peninsula Branch #62 is receiving $22,843 for their project funded through the NHSP. The project will help many Canadians on the Peninsula. The Royal Canadian Legion Peninsula Branch #62 will build an extension to create storage room to make senior activities equipment accessible and allow seniors to continue programs like exercise classes and seminars.
“The Government of Canada is helping seniors across the country stay engaged and active in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors program. This program enables seniors to use their experience and energy to improve the quality of life for their neighbors, and for themselves. Our Government knows that when seniors are a meaningful part of society and play active roles in their communities, everyone benefits.”The Honourable Filomena TassiMinister of Seniors
“Our seniors are such an important part of our communities and have so much to contribute. The Government of Canada is dedicated to supporting organizations who provide opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. I am so pleased that the Royal Canadian Legion Peninsula Branch #62 is receiving $22K in funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This funding will improve their seniors programming through facility modifications. This is wonderful news for the Kingston Peninsula.”Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
“This grant will benefit us greatly by storing our existing furniture and speciality equipment, used for seniors events, in a central location that is all on one level and is easy for seniors to access. It will also providing a safe clutter free environment for those with mobility issues. This will allow our seniors to be more independent by giving them more flexibility in holding and scheduling events freely as they will not have to rely on volunteers to set up or access equipment that may be needed that is in another location.”Joe StackPresident of the Royal Canadian Legion Peninsula Branch #62
- This project was approved through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2017–2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects.
- Through the NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in NHSP funding for more than 1,880 community-based projects.
- Since 2004, the NHSP has approved close to 21,600 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $452.5 million.
- The NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects was open from May 10, 2017 until June 23, 2017.
- Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.
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