Pan-Canadian Projects: New Horizons for Seniors Funding Program

Pan-Canadian projects that provide support to help seniors protect themselves from elder abuse, including financial and fraud abuse, may be eligible to receive up to $250,000 per year for up to a maximum of three years.

Funding can provide support for:

  • networking, educational and awareness activities; and
  • creation of tools, resources and other promising practices that can be adapted and shared across communities, regions or Canada.

The funding can also enable community members to better recognize elder abuse in all its forms and to improve the quality of life, safety and security of seniors.

Application Information

We are not accepting applications at this time.


To ensure your organization and proposed project are eligible for funding, review the criteria on this page before you apply.

Who can apply?

The following types of organizations can apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • Coalitions, networks and ad hoc committees;
  • For-profit enterprises, where project activities are non-commercial and do not generate profit;
  • Municipal governments;
  • Research organizations and institutes;
  • Educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CÉGEPs) with the agreement of the respective provincial and territorial government;
  • Public health and social service institutions with the agreement of the respective provincial and territorial government;
  • Band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations; and
  • School boards/school districts.

Eligible Projects

Projects eligible for funding must have broad reach and impact, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • May address a provincial/territorial or regional need or address needs shared by communities across Canada;
  • recognize and address challenges faced by different communities in different regions;
  • produce products that can be used, adapted and or replicated across Canada; and
  • involve participation from partners/stakeholders from different regions across Canada/or from within the project region.

The following are some examples of pan-Canadian projects:

  • Identifying/creating and sharing promising practices that increase awareness of elder abuse;
  • establishing a provincial elder abuse prevention network; and
  • developing and disseminating elder abuse prevention, detection and intervention tools for use by seniors, families and service providers across Canada.

Develop Your Project

For information about elder abuse, see the Elder Abuse Modules.


Applicants will be advised of the final decision by letter. These decision letters will normally be mailed within five (5) months of the closing date of the Call for Proposals.

Funding decisions are final. If the project is approved, a template for the final report will be included with the decision letter.