CKReview social media links


Helping seniors connect to their communities

SeniorsOntario is now accepting applications from not-for-profit community groups to fund projects that help seniors stay connected and involved in their community by encouraging greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement.

“Working with community partners our government is addressing the problem of social isolation among seniors. Through the Seniors Community Grant Program we are keeping seniors connected to their communities”, said Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs.

The Seniors Community Grant Program is the province’s first grant program dedicated solely to seniors and will fund projects that offer seniors with opportunities to connect, contribute, learn and lead active lives. This could include courses for seniors on financial literacy and community events.

By 2016, for the first time, people over 65 will account for a larger share of the population than children aged 0-14.

The Seniors Community Grant Program will range from $500 to $10,000 to help support initiatives that will allow seniors to contribute to all aspects of community life.

Applications and guidelines are now available at the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario.