CALLING ALL SENIORS GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
MISSISSAUGA — Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga–Lakeshore, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Seniors Community Grant Program.
Seniors Community Grants support local, not-for-profit community organizations, Indigenous groups, and municipalities that deliver programs and services to Ontarians 55+.
“I want to encourage community groups here in Mississauga–Lakeshore and all across the city to apply for a Seniors Community Grant, to help bring seniors together to learn new skills, keep fit, and stay socially connected with their own communities.”
Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds of Seniors Community Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 – funding that allows community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of activities to promote engagement, reduce isolation, and promote healthy living.
“Our government is making these investments to help keep seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected close to their homes,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “We’re proud to deliver the Seniors Community Grant Program, which gives so many people the chance to learn new skills, socialize and take part in community life.”
Activities and services supported by the program include:
- fitness programs to keep adults age 55+ active, healthy, and socially connected to their communities
- nutrition and health classes to foster independent living at home
- community engagement to reduce social isolation and increase volunteerism
- strategies to promote employment and entrepreneurship among adults 55+
Eligible organizations can apply for a Seniors Community Grant by visiting Transfer Payment Ontario.
Seniors Community Grants will be announced in June during Seniors Month.
- The Seniors Community Grant Program is dedicated to promoting health, community engagement and wellbeing for Ontarians age 55+
- Applications are open now and will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 6, 2023
- Seniors are Ontario’s fastest growing demographic
- Eligible organizations must apply for a Seniors Community Grant through Transfer Payment Ontario