Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for community-based projects that support seniors

Deadline date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
Fixed date
RFP status: 

September 9, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec  Employment and Social Development Canada

Organizations are invited to apply for funding

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting organizations and projects that empower seniors and contribute to improving their health and well-being.

Today, the Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte, announced the launch of the 2020–21 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Call for Proposals for community-based projects. This year, organizations will be able to apply for funding to support seniors dealing with the pandemic by submitting project proposals that offer specific COVID-19 relief and recovery activities for seniors. Organizations are still welcome to submit proposals for more traditional NHSP projects that they plan to deliver in 2021–22.

The Government is committed to ensuring that the NHSP is responsive to feedback and reflects the current realities of seniors and senior-serving organizations. To that end, a number of changes have been made this year, including improvements to program parameters, delivery and access.

Organizations are invited to apply for funding that supports the NHSP national priorities for this cycle:

  1. Supporting healthy ageing
  2. Preventing elder abuse and fraud
  3. Combatting ageism, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion
  4. Improving seniors’ access to government services and benefits
  5. Adapting community-based organizations to a more virtual environment

The 2020–21 NHSP community-based Call for Proposals is open until October 20, 2020.

For details on how to apply, visit