This week, the Government of Canada announced funding granted to community projects in Cambridge, Ontario, which will help support older adults. Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, and Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, announced an investment of $73,795 to go to four community-based projects; the funding was awarded through the 2021–22 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals for community-based projects.
The news announcement came during the Minister’s visit to the Ontario Muslim Academy, whose project entitled “Senior Wellness Initiative” will help seniors improve their physical and mental health and learn about key issues affecting seniors.
NHSP funding goes toward developing opportunities for older adults to be active, connected and supported in their communities. 2023’s priorities on a national level are centred on projects that support healthy aging; prevent elder abuse; celebrate diversity and promote inclusion; and help seniors age in place.
To learn more about the NHSP, the Senior Wellness Initiative at the Ontario Muslim Academy and details about the grant funding, read the complete Economic and Social Development release here.