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New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)
The Call for Proposals for the 2018-2019 New Horizons for Seniors Program –Community‑based Projects Component and Small grants Initiative Pilot -has been launched and will be open from May 7 to June 15, 2018
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) supports projects that are designed by and for seniors. It is designed to help seniors improve the quality of life in their communities by participating in social activities and leading active lives. Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 in the form of a grant under the Community-based Projects Component and up to $5,000 in the form of a grant under the Small grants Initiative Pilot. Projects must address one or more of the NHSP Objectives:
- promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
- engaging seniors in the community through mentoring of others;
- expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
- supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors;
- providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.
NEW – National Level Priorities
The Department also has introduced the following three national-level priorities inspired by the desire to solicit applications designed by seniors, for seniors:
- Projects that would benefit vulnerable seniors populations;
- Projects focusing on the diversity of Canada’s seniors; and,
- Projects that would use volunteerism to increase an organization’s capacity.
NEW PILOT – Small grants Initiative
This year, NHSP is testing new ways to expand support to seniors organizations that have projects for their vulnerable population including those that have not received funding in the last five years (since 2012-2013 Call for proposals). These organizations can apply for the small grants up to $5,000 per project or for the Community-based funding of up to $25,000 (but not for both). In the context of Small grants Initiative, priority will be given to projects for seniors and meet at least one of the three national priorities. Under the Small grants Initiative, three sub-stream proposed:
- IT equipment upgrade: to purchase computers or tablets;
- Capital assets for current or new activities; and,
- Projects that increase volunteerism, mentoring, and social inclusion.
To complete your application:
- Use the Standard Grant Application for Funding (EMP5585).
- For instructions on how to fill out the form and the information to be provided go to the website below:
Make sure that you have filled all required sections of the form and provided all the documents required for the assessment of your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
You must send your form and all required documents by June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
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Call for Concepts (CFC): Enabling Accessbility Fund
A recent Call for Concepts (CFC): Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) for mid-sized project components has been announced. The deadline is May 24, 2018. The ESDC will provide contribution funding between $350,000 – 1,000,000 to support larger retrofit, renovation or construction projects of facilities or venues. These projects must house or will house programs and services geared towards addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities in a holistic manner.
The process for the EAF for mid-sized projects component is a two-step application approach. In this first step, applicants are invited to submit concepts. Applicants’ whose concepts are successful will be invited to submit a detailed proposal in fall 2018. Projects are anticipated to begin in early 2019. More information about the application process can be found online in the Applicant Guide.
Please note that this is the first time the mid-sized projects component has launched since 2010. As such, it could be confused with the annual EAF for small projects component, which provides grant funding, typically up to $50,000 per project, to support small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects that increase accessibility in communities or workplaces. At this time, dates for the next CFP for small projects have not yet been confirmed but will likely be the end of May to mid or late July.
If you have any questions regarding the Call for Concepts: Enabling Accessibility Fund please email: NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca and they will answer them directly.
HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development & SPRA Play Leadership Workshop
June 6 & 7, 2018 or July 4 & 5, 2018
Programming Room at the Yorkton Public Library
9:00am – 4:30pm
HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) (June 6 or July 4, 2018) is a one-day training that will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counselor, coach, swim instructor) improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth training in the HIGH FIVE® principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members.
SPRA Play Leadership (June 7 or July 5, 2018) Note: HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (PHCD) Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop! This one day workshop will go over the basics of program planning. You will brainstorm with other program leaders games and crafts for your program. You will leave with a variety of resources such as attendance sheets, waiver forms, program plan template, etc.
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2018 for the June Workshop
June 27, 2018 for the July Workshop
To register or for more information for the June Workshop, please contact Erin Sobkow (306)786-6585 or email: email@example.com.
To register or for more information for the July Workshop, please contact Chelsey Johnson (306) 786-6586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.