Engaging Seniors, Strengthening Communities
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More than one in seven Canadians are over the age of 65, and in 25 years, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior. As baby boomers age, communities have an opportunity to benefit from a highly-skilled cohort of seniors looking for new and meaningful ways to contribute to their communities.
Seniors are significant contributors to the not-for-profit sector. The New Horizons for Seniors Program enables seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program
The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.
By supporting a variety of opportunities for seniors, the New Horizons for Seniors Program works to better the lives of all Canadians.
Since its creation in 2004, the Program has helped seniors lead and participate in activities across the country.
The Program helps to ensure that seniors can benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities through 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.