Cayamant (Quebec), February 11th 2018 — William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, is pleased to announce, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, that Les Porteurs de bonheur Seniors Club will be receiving $15,577 in funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to upgrade their community centre kitchen and organize activities such as community suppers, recreational events, and meetings. This funding will support over fifty seniors who are members of the Club.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others. Through the 2017/2018 Call for Proposals, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for more than 1,880 community-based projects.
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. I support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors in the Pontiac and across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”William AmosMember of Parliament for Pontiac
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. Les Porteurs de bonheur are an excellent example of this, having celebrated, in 2017, 40 years of organizing suppers, dances, and other events for seniors in Cayamant. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.
“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. We support a wide array of New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that bring seniors together in innovative ways to help build communities that are strong and vibrant. These grassroots projects are community-driven and promote social interaction, positive aging and seniors’ well-being. They reach out to seniors and encourage them to pursue active lifestyles, expand their social network and play a leading role in activities that inspire goodwill, sharing and fellowship among community members”The Honourable Jean-Yves DuclosMinister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada