Back Row: Deputy Mayor Shawn McNeil, Parks & Leisure Director Holly McNeil, Elsie Rolls, MP Lockhart, Jean Steeves, Bud Sherwood, Iris Horsman, Ross Bleakney, Bill Goggin Seated: Helen Bleakney, Seine Bos, Audrey Magee, Gertrude Wilson, Heather Wilson
Today, Alaina Lockart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced that the Village of Salisbury is receiving $22,550.00 a New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) project which will see a mobile lab set up to offer technology programs.
Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It is also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to deliver change and improve the lives of seniors.
The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2016–2017 Call for Proposals.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.
“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities.”The Honourable Jean-Yves DuclosMinister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada
“I am pleased the Government of Canada is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests. A mobile lab will allow seniors to leverage technology for greater interaction which can be particularly challenging in rural areas. . We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects like this one so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
“We are very excited to be able to offer a Salisbury Seniors Technology Program and Mobile iPad Lab through the New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant. We look forward to working with seniors within the Village of Salisbury and building new technology skills.”Holly McNeilSalisbury Parks & Leisure Director
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Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada