Science Timmins is one of a few groups receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors program.

Projects across the riding now have funding to help upgrade and improve seniors’ facilities and programs.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization, in grant funding.

“We have always done well with this program. For senior’s organizations, this is often the difference between proceeding with a project and not proceeding.”

Angus says funding is spread right across the riding.

Groups receiving funding include:

  • Iroquois Falls Pre-School Centre
  • Club Les 50+ Kirkland Lake
  • Cochrane District Social Planning Council
  • Science Timmins
  • Club Amical 50 Plus de Cochrane
  • Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group
  • District of Cochrane Social Services
  • Conseil de la Coopération de l’Ontario

“The program is geared towards organizations, led or inspired by senior that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.”

The criteria include promoting volunteerism, upgrading facilities, senior’s programs and increasing awareness of abuse.

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