STRATHROY, ONTARIO — Mr. Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, today encouraged non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of Canada’s seniors to apply for federal funding.
The 2010–2011 call for proposals under the Capital Assistance component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program was offiically launched on August 30, 2010, by the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Seniors).
This funding will enable organizations to renovate facilities and replace equipment used to deliver seniors’ programs and activities. Up to $25,000 in funding is available per project.
“We know how important it is to provide meaningful programs and activities for our seniors,” said Mr. Shipley. “This is just one more way that we can help support non-profit organizations in their goal to engage seniors in the community.”
“Our government recognizes the ongoing contributions that seniors make to our communities, workplaces and society,” said Minister of State Ablonczy. “That is why we are working hard to ensure that our policies, programs, and services continue to provide opportunities for seniors to improve their well-being and quality of life.”
The application deadline is October 8, 2010, in all provinces and territories except Quebec. In Quebec, the call for proposals for Capital Assistance and Community Participation and Leadership funding opened May 3, 2010, and closed on September 17, 2010. For more information about all calls for proposals, please visit the following website: www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.