Recently, I announced, at la Vieille Gare in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, that the Cercle de Fermières Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville received 25,000 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The community organization received help to buy and replace a wide range of equipment to put their project in place.
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. We support a wide array of New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that bring seniors together in innovative ways to help build communities that are strong and vibrant. These grassroots projects are community-driven and promote social interaction, positive aging and seniors’ well-being. They reach out to seniors and encourage them to pursue active lifestyles, expand their social network and play a leading role in activities that inspire goodwill, sharing and fellowship among community members.
During the announcement, the president of the Cercle de Fermières Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Johanne Giguère, explained the purpose of the federal help. “Our Circle exists since more than 80 years. We need to make changes for our regular meetings in terms of sound and logistics. Also, we’re going to be able to modernize a part of our weaving mill and buy more equipment to make greetings card and our sewing workshop.”
This project was approved through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2017–2018 Call for Proposals for Community-based Projects. Through the NHSP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in NHSP funding for more than 1,880 community-based projects.