McKay announces new funding for seniors programs in Scarborough

April-29-16

April 25, 2016           

Scarborough, Ontario

 

Employment and Social Development Canada

Seniors centres throughout Scarborough will receive more than $675,000 in financial support under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, announced today on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Twenty-nine Scarborough-based organizations were selected to receive funding to enhance social programming and improve facilities, including:

  • $20,000 for the East Scarborough Storefront’s Seniors Go Green program 
  • $21,888 for Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church’s Information and Technology and Computer Training for Seniors program
  • $25,000 for the Scarborough Centre for Health Communities’ Mobile Tech Lab

 Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It’s also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to delivering change and improving the lives of seniors.

 

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2015–2016 Call for Proposals.
  • Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in NHSP funding for community-based projects that are led or inspired by seniors.
  • Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 17,800 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of more than $360 million.

 

Quotes

 “Through the many community-based projects we support each year, our government helps provide seniors with unique opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others in their community. Initiatives such as this highlight our commitment to the wellbeing of seniors and strengthen the fabric of our society through partnerships.”

– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada

 

“Our government is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects like this one so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”

The Honourable John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood.

 

Associated Links

·    Canada.ca/Seniors

·    Funding: New Horizons for Seniors

 

Contacts

Office of Hon. John Mckay

3785 Kingston Rd., Unit 10

Scarborough, ON

(416) 283-1226

jmckay@johnmckaymp.on.ca

 

Media Relations Office

Employment and Social Development Canada

819-994-5559

media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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