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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 22, 2018 (NEW end date).
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 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
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Enabling Accessibly Fund for Small Projects
The Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects is accepting applications. If you have questions about this application process, send an email to NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. Questions received by July 26, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific Time will be answered.
Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects
Deadline: July 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
Step 1. Overview
The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible applicants interested in receiving grant funding up to $100,000 from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for small projects. This Fund supports the capital costs of construction, renovation and/or retrofit activities in workplaces and communities, as well as the provision of accessible technologies in:
- Workplace stream: facilities where people with disabilities work, or could work in the future; and,
- Community Accessibility stream: community spaces where programs and/or services are offered, or will be offered, to people with disabilities.
- Funded projects are expected to begin in spring 2019.
- Eligible organizations can submit a maximum of one (1) Application for Funding per stream (Workplace and Community Accessibility Streams). If your organization chooses to submit two applications, one per stream, you must submit two separate Applications for Funding. If your organization has multiple offices/departments or sectors under a single Canada Revenue Agency business number, the limit of one application per stream is important to remember. Such organizations might include: school boards, dioceses (multiple churches under one diocese); municipalities (with various departments such as Parks & Recreation, Traffic, etc.) or some social organizations such as the YM/YWCA.
- To determine the funding stream under which to apply, pay careful attention to the objectives below and eligibility requirements and select the one that best suits your project.
For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-small-projects.html#fn1 or email: NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.
HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development & SPRA Play Leadership Workshop
July 4 & 5, 2018
Programming Room at the Yorkton Public Library
9:00am – 4:30pm
HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) (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 (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.
To register or for more information, please contact Chelsey Johnson (306) 786-6586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.