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Ontario Boosting Opportunities for Seniors to be Active, Healthy and Engaged in Scarborough-Guildwood

Enhanced Seniors Community Grant Will Support More People Across Province

September 25, 2017

Ontario is providing more opportunities for seniors to be active, healthy and engaged in their communities with an expansion of its successful Seniors Community Grant program.

The Province is once again accepting applications for the program. This year, organizations can apply for up to $100,000 for projects that are larger in scope, leverage partnerships and have the potential to benefit more seniors over time.

Supporting healthy, active seniors across the province is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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“By working at the community level, the province is helping to ensure that seniors are staying active and connected. Hundreds of projects completed over the past four years have focused on volunteerism, learning, social inclusion, mental well-being and physical activity, creating a positive impact on seniors in their community.”

— Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs

“The Seniors Community Grant program has a track record of success. I am pleased this expansion will engage even more seniors within Scarborough-Guildwood.

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

QUICK FACTS

  • Up to $5 million is now being made available for this round of projects.
  • The new $100,000 grants will be available in addition to the existing grants, which range from $1,000 to $12,000.
  • The Seniors Community Grant program is Ontario’s first program dedicated solely to supporting seniors.
  • Now in its fifth year, the program has supported more than 1,300 local projects, through an investment of $7.7 million, helping approximately 435,000 seniors across the province.
  • Questions about the program can be answered by calling 1-833-SCG INFO (1-833-724-4636) or by emailing seniorscommunitygrant@ontario.ca.
  • Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay independent, healthy, active and engaged in their communities throughout all phases of their lives. With more than two million seniors in Ontario — a number that is expected to double in 25 years — the province has in important role in supporting seniors’ well-being and opportunities to thrive. 

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