Seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville have received financial support to conduct facility renovations to get their project off the ground, announced MP Jane Philpott, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville.
Wesley United Church received $25,000 for their project, funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The project helps seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville to more easily access the music program at the church.
The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program.
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.
“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,” said MP Jane Philpott.
For more information on the NHSP, visit Canada.ca/Seniors.