Ottawa is providing nearly two millions dollars in funding for a Canadore College project that fosters social inclusion for seniors.

MP Anthony Rota announced $1.9 million from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) for The Village Collective Impact Project.

Officials say the project will develop and deliver services, programs and activities that increase social inclusion for over 1250 seniors in the north each year.

“Canadore College is a proven leader in innovation, collaboration and partnerships, and The Village living learning centre stands as an outstanding example of this approach. I am pleased that this funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program will support The Village Collective Impact Project and its goals to ensure the health and well-being of Canadian seniors and Indigenous Elders throughout our region,” says Rota.

The learnings of The Village Collective Impact Project will mobilize communities to reach new potential while enhancing the ability of organizations to achieve new heights in reducing social isolation for seniors. The service and program outcomes of the project will be integrated into all teaching and learning opportunities at Canadore and will reach at least six Indigenous Institutes serving more than 125 First Nations. This will create a new generation of seniors-focused professionals, supported by evidence and community momentum to have a positive and permanent effect of seniors’ social inclusion.” says George Burton, President, Canadore College.

The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement of Canadian seniors in all aspects of society.


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