VAUGHAN, ONTARIO — Local seniors will continue to have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their communities thanks to Government of Canada funding for New Horizons for Seniors Program projects.
“Seniors have made valuable contributions to building Canada and it is important that we help them to continue sharing their wisdom and skills,” said Minister of State Fantino. “That is why the Government of Canada partners with local organizations that encourage seniors to lead and participate in community projects.”
Minister Fantino made the announcement at the Pine York Seniors Club, which will receive $7,600 in funding for its project to replace furniture and equipment so that seniors can continue to participate in computer training, photography classes, bingo and card games.
This is one of 12 projects that, combined, will receive more than $81,000 in funding as a result of the 2010-11 Capital Assistance Call for Proposals. This funding helps non-profit organizations upgrade facilities or equipment required for existing seniors’ programs and activities.
The Government of Canada is making modest enhancements to this Program. These enhancements will allow a broader array of organizations to develop a greater variety of projects to meet the changing needs of communities.