Applications now open for New Horizons for Seniors Program

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, would like to inform his constituents that the call is open for New Horizons for Seniors Program applications.

End Date: June 23rd, 2017 (postmarked)

Eligibility for funding is available for new activities, as well as for recurring activities that have a proven track record in meeting the needs of seniors – Q 50
Core activities for seniors are eligible but not the organization’s core activities – page 16;
Core operations of the organization are not eligible – page 8
Quotes will be required – 3 per activity (not per item) for renovations or capital assets – Q 58

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others.

NHSP was launched in October 2004. Projects funded are helping seniors become active members of their communities by encouraging them to use their skills, wisdom and experience to benefit other people in their communities.

NHSP is now accepting applications for community-based projects funding until June 23rd, 2017. Eligible applicants include not-for–profit organizations, municipal governments, band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, research organizations and institutes, educational institutions, school boards/school districts, community-based coalitions, networks and for-profit organizations. Visit the Service Canada website for other eligibility information:

Eligible applicants can receive up to $25,000 per year in grant funding and must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Details about the Program, including funding priorities, NEW application forms and NEW funding guides are available on the website:

You can also call for more information: 1-800-277-9914 and select “0” to speak with an agent (TTY: 1-800- 255-4786).

Please send all completed applications to the Specialized Processing Centre located in Calgary, AB:

New Horizons for Seniors Program
Service Canada
100-6712 Fisher Street South-East
Calgary, Alberta
T2H 2A7

If you would like to receive a complete application kit or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email or call Service Canada.

Click here to download the Applicant Guide

Click here to download the application form