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MP Colin Fraser announces New Horizons for Seniors call for proposals

West Nova MP Colin Fraser and Sainte-Anne president and vice-chancellor Allister Surette shake hands as $440,000 in federal funding is announced for the university’s library.
West Nova MP Colin Fraser and Sainte-Anne president and vice-chancellor Allister Surette shake hands as $440,000 in federal funding is announced for the university’s library.

MIDDLETON, NS – West Nova MP Colin Fraser has announced the government will accept applications for community projects under the New Horizons for Seniors program.

Any community-based projects with a leading role for seniors – or any project inspired by seniors – can apply.

Projects deemed eligible can receive up to $25,000 in funding to help get their initiatives underway.

Fraser made the announcement May 16 in Middleton on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

According to the release, this program is part of the federal government’s plan to empower all Canadians, including seniors.

“These projects help seniors in our community keep active, stay connected, share their knowledge and continue to enhance their skills,” said Fraser in a release.

Duclos also said in the release that projects supporting seniors “will better equip them to face the challenges or our rapidly growing society.”

The application period will be open until June 23, 2017.

Seniors in Digby County have also received support from the province through two Safety for Seniors grants to the Digby and Area Senior Safety Program Society and the Security for Seniors Association in Clare, who each received $20,000 from the province in January.

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