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The New Horizons for Seniors Program is officially open

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is officially open for applications until November 1, 2022.


The Program provides grant funding of up to $25,000 for eligible community-based projects that improve seniors’ health and well-being in our communities.



Program objectives

Projects submitted for this grant (up to $25,000) must meet at least 1 of the following program 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

  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors

If your proposed project is requesting capital assistance, it must meet at least 2 program objectives.


Eligible applicants

Your organization must be 1 of the following types:

  • non-profit organization

  • municipality

  • provincial or territorial government, institution or Crown Corporation

  • Indigenous organization including:

  • band council

  • tribal council, and

  • self-government entity

  • coalition, network or committee

  • research organization or institute

  • educational institution

  • public health and social services institution

  • for-profit organization provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial and does not generate profit

For organizations with offices in multiple locations, each individual location is eligible to apply for funding. However, they must operate independently and have a separate governing structure.


Organizations that do not operate independently may only receive a maximum amount of $25,000 for all locations.


Organizations can only submit 1 application per project. Multiple projects may not exceed a total of $25,000 per organization.


The following organizations are eligible with the agreement of their provincial or territorial government:

  • post-secondary institutions

  • social service and public health institutions

  • provincially/territorially funded institutions


To learn more or to apply, visit: https://www.canada.ca/.../new-horizons-seniors-community...

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