January 07, 2010
The Government of Canada supports seniors in Stony Plain
Minister Ambrose made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister of State (Seniors).
The Heritage Agricultural Society will receive $24,769 for its project ”Let Me Tell You…Seniors in their Community” which will provide seniors with the opportunity to tell their story and share their wisdom and experience with the community and other seniors.
“I am very pleased to announce that our Government is providing funding under our New Horizons for Seniors Program to support the Multicultural Heritage Centre’s innovative community history project that will gather and record the priceless memories of seniors in Stony Plain,” said Minister Ambrose.
“The Heritage Agricultural Society sincerely appreciates the funding received under the New Horizons for Seniors Grant,” said David Young, president of the Heritage Agricultural Society. “It will allow the Multicultural Heritage Centre to adequately serve its senior community with engaging and meaningful programs that involve seniors in an active capacity, drawing on their knowledge and experiences and thereby enriching the overall community.”
The investment highlighted today falls under the Community Participation and Leadership component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which encourages seniors to continue to play an important role in their communities by helping those in need, providing leadership, and sharing their knowledge and skills with others.
With two additional components of the New Horizons for Seniors Program—Capital Assistance and Elder Abuse Awareness—the overall budget of the Program is now $35 million per year.
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded over 5,500 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. For more information about the Program, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.