KENORA – Bob Nault, MP for the Kenora riding, today announced investments of $190,000 into seniors’ programs and services throughout the riding.
“The money invested into the nine community organizations will go towards projects that make buildings more accessible for seniors, foster better relationships between elders and today’s youth, and help keep seniors active and healthy. They’re all very worthy causes and I’m glad we’re showing our support for seniors in the riding,” stated Nault.
Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, investments in the different projects will help build stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions, and organizations are designed to help improve the lives of seniors. The Government of Canada is investing $35 million in 1,850 community-based projects.
“Our government is dedicated to ensuring that our Canadian seniors and elders are provided with the necessary resources to meet their needs and interests, and tap their collective experiences to promote their culture within their community and share their knowledge with youth,” concluded Nault.
Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation, and capital assistance. These projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year per organization in grant funding.
List of recipients:
– The Local Services Board of Wabigoon – $25,000
– Ignace Silver Tops – $12,950
– Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation – $23,538
– Ogimaawabiitong – Kenora Chiefs Advisory Inc. – $25,000
– Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Ojibway Nation – $25,000
– North Caribou Lake First Nation – $8,080
– Equay-wuk (Women’s group) – $18,997
– Kawayciiwin Education Resource Centre (KERC) – $25,00
– Northwest Angle #37 First Nation – $23,844