New Horizons for Seniors Program Call for Proposals

November 22, 2021


On November 23, 2021, the Government of Canada launched the 2021-2022 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals (CFP) for community-based projects across Canada. 

The deadline to submit applications will be December 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please visit the NHSP web pages to learn more about this funding opportunity.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects that address the following 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.

What’s new for the 2021-2022 Call for Proposals?

One application stream: Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. Organizations will need to complete and submit their application online. They will also be invited to apply for funding that supports the program’s national priorities: 

1.      Supporting healthy ageing, including addressing social isolation, including through supporting seniors’ digital literacy, addressing ageism, mental health and dementia, and by developing and delivering virtual programming for the above. 

2.      Preventing senior abuse, including helping seniors navigate access to government benefits and providing support to file their taxes, supporting financial empowerment of seniors, and measures to reduce crimes and harm against seniors. 

3.      Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion, including promoting intergenerational mentoring and engagement, and serving members of the following vulnerable groups: Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized and newcomer groups, members of LGBTQ2+ communities, low-income seniors and veterans.

4.      Helping seniors to age in place, including providing practical supports to seniors to help them remain in their homes longer.

For more information on this call for proposals, contact: New Horizons for Seniors Program - Community-based projects.