Four new and innovative projects that will help seniors stay active and engaged are coming to Ottawa-Vanier — part of Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity, and make life more affordable for seniors and their families.
Seniors Community Grants support projects that help seniors find volunteer opportunities, engage in life-long learning, and stay active. This year, the program has been expanded to support larger projects that will reach even more seniors across the province.
Projects in Ottawa-Vanier receiving support include:
Centre de Services à la Famille Aînés, on vous attend! $11,520
Ottawa Art Gallery Mine the Gap $12,000
Ottawa Tamil Seniors Association Ottawa Tamil Seniors Community Support $12,000
School of Dance Ottawa Life with Rhythm for Seniors $12,000
The program was expanded this year and for the first time, some organizations received up to $100,000 for projects that are larger in scope and benefit more seniors over a longer period of time. As highlighted in Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, new investments in the Seniors Community Grant program will allow it to further expand and reach more seniors across the province.
Ontario’s 2018 Budget is supporting seniors and their families by:
Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s Seniors Community Grant funding. I am inspired by your tremendous dedication to keep Ontario seniors active and engaged and I look forward to seeing your projects come to life. I also want to thank all the organizations who submitted an application. The volume and quality of applications we received this year more than justifies our decision to continue to grow the program in years to come.”
— Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs
“Supporting healthy, active seniors here in Ottawa-Vanier and across the province is a priority for this government. With the Seniors Community Grant program, local seniors are benefitting from community-run projects that keep them engaged and socially connected.”
— Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP Ottawa-Vanier
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