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2015 Seniors Community Grant Program Recipients

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Organization Name Project Location Project Name Project Description Contracting Amount
8773009 Canada Association - Seniors Friendship Club Deep River - Ottawa Valley Implementation of the Seniors Friendship Club 2015-2016 Program Develop and implement a program of educational, cultural and social programs which will enhance the quality of life and provide fellowship for seniors in the Upper Ottawa Valley. $2,970.00
Active Jewish Adults 50+ Ottawa Music for Living Bring an interactive music therapy course to an elderly seniors' day-out program to improve the overall health and well-being of participants. $8,000.00
Active Lifestyle Centre Chatham Share and Care Cooking Classes Cooking classes for seniors, including how to make healthy choices. $8,000.00
Afghan Sports Federation of Canada Hamilton Seniors Wellness Group Offer seniors opportunities to participate in physical activities and community programs. $2,950.00
Afghan Women's Organization Toronto Pathway to Senior's Social Inclusion through Day Trips and Special Events Recreational day trips and bingo nights for isolated seniors from Afghan, Iranian and South Asian backgrounds. $7,870.00
Agincourt Community Services Association Scarborough Seniors Empowerment Project A program for seniors by seniors that allows participants to practice English while learning about health and wellness issues and civic topics. $7,200.00
Alzheimer Society Kenora Kenora-Rainy River Volunteer Speaker Bureau Creation of a volunteer Speaker Bureau program which will recruit, engage and provide training for seniors to become educators and to inform the community about Alzheimer's disease, risk factors and healthy living. $5,250.00
Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex London Tele-Connect Develop a program delivered by trained volunteers to provide phone support for clients at risk of social isolation including seniors with dementia and their caregivers. $8,000.00
Angus Glen Older Adults Club Markham Website Development for the AGOAC Develop a website; train volunteer website administrators and provide educational workshops to current club members. $3,704.00
Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre Toronto Movin' Up! Offer movement workshops, such as Flamenco and West African Dance to marginalized seniors, which includes two public performances. $8,000.00
ArtHeart Community Art Centre Toronto Seniors' Arts Program Offer a new Seniors' Arts Program for new community residents. $6,800.00
Artswell Ottawa Insights: Exploring aging through the arts Celebrate participants' creativity and wisdom through their collective artwork and invite all ages within the community to participate, learn and share.  $8,000.00
Askennonia Senior Centre Midland - North Simcoe Volunteers are Golden Volunteer recruitment, appreciation and education. $3,000.00
Associazione Trapanesi Emigranti nel Mondo Woodbridge ATEM 1st Scampagnata di Ferragosto An event for members to participate in social and physical activities. $5,510.40
AWIC Community and Social Services North York The Senior Samaritans Volunteer Program A program to connect older adults with a focus on newcomers and immigrant populations and an opportunity to obtain valuable volunteer opportunities. $8,000.00
Bangladesh Centre and Community Services (BCCS) Toronto Develop TechSavvy Seniors through Inter-
generation Linkage
A project to provide seniors first-hand learning by youth volunteers about technology and social media. $7,928.00
Beaver Valley Outreach Thornbury - Blue Mountains New Territory for Seniors An education/
information series for seniors and caregivers, focusing on information needs, local resource and service contacts.
Beijing Association of Canada Toronto Bus trip to Bethune Memorial House Excursion to Bethune Memorial House. $3,000.00
Bernard Betel Centre Toronto Prepare Yourself! Free workshops to seniors on basic first aid and emergency preparedness. $2,925.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland Port Hope-Northumberland Between Generations A new school-based mentorship program between seniors and children in need, leading to the increased integration of seniors into the community. $8,000.00
Black River-Matheson Public Library Matheson iPads for Seniors Technology training for seniors to learn about iPad use. $2,390.00
Wellesley Activity Network
Toronto Educational and Historical Trips Trips to the Toronto Zoo, Agha Khan Museum and Royal Ontario Museum. $2,871.35
Blenheim and Community Senior Citizens Group Blenheim "Connecting" A project to promote, train and implement social media applications. $6,880.00
Bloor Info and Life Skills Centre Toronto Seniors Interacting/
Networking through Celebrations
Peer to peer life experience sharing. $2,237.50
Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough Scarborough Community Seniors Program Building upon a current Intergenerational program offered, interactive learning/educational programs to provide health promotion programs, services and information, and reduce the isolation among the seniors in the community. $3,000.00
Boys and Girls Club of London London Horton Street Seniors' Centre Volunteer Initiative Re-Boot Formalize and grow the volunteer program, embracing older adults as valuable assets to the community. $7,825.00
Brampton Tamil Seniors Group Brampton Learn to Live Healthier A project to educate and give hands-on and e-learning experience to seniors related to mental health and social isolation and how to overcome these issues. $7,300.00
Brant County Branch - Ontario Genealogical Society Brantford Family Tree Camaraderie and Research Enable a greater number of area seniors to participate in personal family tree research that will allow for resource and experience sharing amongst seniors. $2,950.00
Bruce Peninsula Hospice Wiarton-Bruce Peninsula Community Education Project The program will provide advanced care planning, hospice palliative care and bereavement education in South and Northern Bruce Peninsula. $3,000.00
Burlington Museum's Board Burlington Seniors Sharing History Artifact-based therapy program with a hands on approach enabling sharing experiences and social recreation in historical context. $8,000.00
Burlington Public Library Burlington Device Help for Seniors A project to provide seniors an opportunity to learn and benefit from informational and relationship possibilities afforded through technology. $2,981.76
Caledon Hills Housing Company Caledon Community Gardening in Caledon Creating new gardens and offering seniors physical exercise. Also allows for designing/planting gardens & the sharing of materials. $3,000.00
Canada Chinese Healthy and Happy Association (CCHHA) North York The Green and Health Life of Seniors in Seneca Tower Organizing a range of activities such as seminars, tree planting and flower growing, towards growing a team of environmental senior volunteers. Also includes a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens. $2,700.00
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging London Great Fit A project to develop a checklist that will determine safe and effective seniors exercise programs, evaluate 75 existing programs across Ontario and provide information in an easy to read format on a searchable database. $7,927.50
Canadian Diabetes Association Ottawa Seniors Citizen Volunteers Facilitating "Taking S.M.A.R.T. steps to reach your wellness goals" workshops Recruit and train seniors as volunteer facilitators for the S.M.A.R.T. workshops. $3,000.00
Canadian Diabetes Association Timmins Timmins Aboriginal Community Support Group "A monthly group to discuss on how to live healthier lives" Travel to nine of the Aboriginal First Nation Communities around the Timmins and District Area to recruit and train a volunteer facilitator/s for each community. $3,000.00
Canadian Human Rights International Organization Toronto Helping Seniors and their Families through Art Classes A program designed for seniors and their families to take art classes together, held twice weekly and aided by an instructor. In addition, session time will be devoted to education about human rights abuse of the elderly and avenues for solutions. $2,890.00
Canadian Organic Growers Inc. Ottawa Senior Organic Gardeners A program to offer seniors in community housing residences and long-term facilities the opportunity to engage in therapeutic organic gardening. $8,000.00
Canadian South Asians Supporting Independent Living Brampton Engaging in Knowledge - Bridging the Gap between Seniors with Disabilities and Youth A project engaging seniors (with and without disabilities) with youth, including those with disabilities in a "knowledge sharing" program that is culturally sensitive and in languages with which they are familiar. $8,000.00
Carefor Health & Community Services Ottawa Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today A creative reminiscence project designed to support families coping with dementia. Families and their loved one revisit their shared past experiences through a variety of creative activities, including music, drama, art, use of objects, multi-sensory stimuli and non-verbal communication. $4,092.20
CARP Chapter 14 Collingwood/S. Georgian Bay Volunteer Connection - South Georgian Bay Webpage development for a centralized directory of volunteer opportunities available to area seniors. The page will feature links to volunteer resources and a calendar of volunteer training opportunities with easy online registration options. $8,000.00
CARP Chapter 54 Haliburton Boating Excursion for Haliburton Seniors A boat cruise of the lift-locks on the Trent-Severn canal. $3,000.00
CARP Lanark County Chapter 55 Lanark Navigating the Healthcare System for Seniors and Care-Givers To hold a half-day workshop, lead by subject matter experts, to gain knowledge about health resources. $2,812.50
CARP Mississauga Mississauga Make your way to 100 An event to engage seniors in healthy physical exercise, to promote mental exercise and practice proper nutrition. $8,000.00
CARP North Bay - Chapter 18 Sundridge-North Bay Rural Seniors Advocate Office The creation of a program to help seniors navigate minimal resources available to them and their informal caregivers living in rural communities. $3,000.00
CARP Ottawa Chapter 26 Ottawa Being Rewired Workshops, lunch and learn sessions, networking events, special events and community meetings to engage senior members. $3,000.00
CARP The Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter 39 Brighton CARP Members Events Recruit volunteers and board members and social networking opportunities. $2,945.00
Catholic Women's League (CWL) of St. Margaret Mary Parish Woodbridge Day Trip to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake A trip for senior volunteer women to give them an opportunity to travel together outside of their local community. $2,995.00
Cedar Grove Tenant Association Kincardine Food, Fun and Fellowship A trip to the Bruce County Museum and Culture Centre, including entertainment by local artists, gardening and a celebration dinner for the senior tenants. $2,845.90
Cedarview Alliance Ottawa Rekindle Projects Workshops to teach seniors computer skills, financial information, safety measures and home adaptation, while connecting and assisting seniors who have experienced loss. $2,800.00
Central Manitoulin Public Libraries Mindemoya-Manitoulin Island Workshops for Seniors Several workshops/classes will be offered to seniors including: gardening, retirement preparation, scarf making, calligraphy card making and prevention of telephone scams. $2,500.00
Centre de ressources communautaire de la Basse Ville Ottawa Lowertown Seniors Cultural Arts Project Strengthening cross-cultural communication and intergenerational relationships, this project will train seniors and youth to interview residents and build a video montage. It will also develop a multicultural dance program for seniors and showcase both of these activities at an event. $8,000.00
Centre Pauline-Charron Ottawa Show – Seniors have got talent The seniors of the area will demonstrate their talents in a variety show "Les aînés ont du talent". They will entertain the crowd in hopes to discover new interests and inspire new activities at the centre. $3,000.00
Centre-Charles Emile Claude, centre polyvalent des aînés inc. Cornwall I volunteer… what about you? As part of the project, this group will develop and implement tools to promote volunteering as well as recruit, train and thank volunteers. $8,000.00
Chapleau Cree Health Services Chapleau-Fox Lake Reserve Promoting Seniors Wellness - Get out and get Active Project Senior volunteers will help plan and implement a series of activities and events, including an introduction to the internet, exercise classes, talking circles, craft days, excursions and intergenerational activities. $8,000.00
Chatham-Kent Public Library Chatham Seniors Digital Literacy Project Technology training for seniors. $3,000.00
Chesterville and District Historical Society Chesterville Memories of Times Past A project to collect memories and stories of seniors and preserve them as a resource. $2,400.00
Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter Toronto Understanding Tensions in Elder Care among Chinese Families Living in Toronto An awareness campaign about elder care among Chinese Canadian families in the Greater Toronto Area. Booklets and workshops will be created to disseminate research findings about elder care/abuse. $8,000.00
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Toronto Yes, I Can Participate! Engaging ethnic seniors in volunteerism through planning and organizing social and networking community activities for new immigrant seniors. $7,970.00
Chinese Golden Age of Mississauga Mississauga Chinese Golden Age Club of Mississauga Inter-cultural Outreach Project Promote inter-cultural activities among other senior groups in the Huron Park Community Centre as well as in the Older Adult Centre at Square One. $3,000.00
Chinese Moving Well Community Markham Seniors Serving Seniors Promote volunteerism among seniors through training so they are equipped with skills and knowledge to contribute to the community. $8,000.00
Chinese Opera Group of Toronto Scarborough Opera for Seniors A project to showcase two special opera performances in honour of the 70th anniversary of World War II. $8,000.00
Chinese Senior Association of Canada (CSAC) Toronto A knitting program to improve quality of life for seniors A weekly class for seniors to teach knitting of winter accessories with completed items donated to local community centres, children and low income groups. $8,000.00
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Kettle and Stony Point KSP Senior's Community Engagement Project Engaging seniors in a series of new activities, including a book and movie club, Volunteers for Literacy Initiatives, Art-In-The-Park Summer event, local Aboriginal history project, and Seniors Workshop Series on topics such as use of new technology and social media, art and gardening and health and wellness. $3,000.00
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Rama - Orillia Getsidjig Endaawaad - Where the Seniors Reside Provide a holistic approach to seniors programming and bring seniors together to develop a social network for activities. $8,000.00
Christian Cultural Association of South Asians Kingston Keeping our Seniors Connected Technology training for seniors. $2,900.00
Church of Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius (Canadian Coptic Centre) Orangeville Creative Skills learning program Provide seniors with opportunities to learn and practice a craft to encourage their social involvement and improve their resilience against mental and physical illness. $7,300.00
City of Guelph Guelph Seniors - Active and Engaged A new social recreational program designed for seniors with dementia while engaging volunteers in the delivery of the program. Will also allow persons with dementia and their caregivers to participate in a fitness and social recreational program. $8,000.00
City of Hamilton - Recreation Division Hamilton Dynamic Seniors Initiative Building leadership capacity in the seniors communities in and around Hamilton. Two streams: 1) volunteerism toolkit development to engage more rural seniors in volunteerism and the sharing of skills, 2) obtaining fitness classes trainers for seniors. $8,000.00
City of Kawartha Lakes Age Friendly Steering Committee Lindsay-Kawartha Lakes Developing a Positive Plan Workshop Series A project to plan and host two workshops that will promote community programs and resources available to seniors and provide practical tips on aging. $3,000.00
City of London Seniors Centres London Expansion of our Seniors' Satellite and Hub Model of Recreation Service Delivery To provide opportunity for seniors to participate in sport, recreation and leisure programs. $7,975.15
City of Pickering Pickering Pickering Seniors Come Together Bringing Pickering seniors clubs together to share in a number of activities and events with the outcome of creating a seniors advisory group. $7,982.40
City of Sudbury Sudbury iPad Workshops for Seniors The goal of this project will be continuous learning and education for seniors via the use of technology through iPads. $7,950.00
CNIB Barrie Volunteer Program Enhancement to Living with Vision Loss, Caregiver Support and Social SCENE-iors A project to support seniors in rural communities; vision loss and social programs to be held concurrently with one for caregiver support to encourage strong attendance. $8,000.00
Cobourg Public Library Cobourg Books and Bites Socialization and literacy program that provides engagement and interactive book talks to seniors. $2,850.00
Commonwealth of Dominica Scarborough CDOA Sixty and Better Fin 'n Fyne Creole Dance Workshop An initiative to bring seniors together to celebrate and practice their cultural dance. $2,975.00
Community Action Resource Centre Toronto Seniors' Recreation Club A club for newcomer seniors to come together and create their own program of activities through twice weekly meetings, special events and day trips. $8,000.00
Community Clothing Assistance Thunder Bay Seniors for Seniors Project The project will reach out to seniors and senior-serving agencies to recruit and sustain a network of volunteers who will deliver free bedding and clothing to seniors in need. $8,000.00
Community Development Halton Burlington Senior Connector Outreach Program and Education (SCOPE) A volunteer program offering resources and referrals for seniors and their families from diverse cultures, including recent immigrants living in Halton. Senior volunteers will be trained and educated to assist seniors, connecting them with information and services in their communities and empowering them to make informed decisions. $8,000.00
Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region Kitchener Older Adult LBGTTQ Groups This Elder Mediation Service will provide conflict and communication skill-building groups that support, empower and equip LBGTTQ older adults to resolve conflict in their lives. $3,000.00
Community Waterfront Heritage Centre Owen Sound Heritage Memories This senior volunteerism program brings museum artifacts, displays and speakers out to seniors' residences, community groups and schools. Audio and/or video interviews with attendees who have stories related to the local history, artifacts or displays will be captured. $1,920.00
Corporation of the City of Kenora Kenora Kenora Seniors Housing Forum A forum will be hosted by the City of Kenora and the Kenora Age Friendly Steering Committee to share seniors housing best practises and lessons learned in order to develop a strategy to address seniors housing gaps. $8,000.00
Corporation of the City of Welland Welland Cooking for seniors- Healthy and Well Provide the opportunity for seniors to learn how to cook healthy, low cost and balanced meals. $2,860.00
Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Niagara Falls NOTL Seniors Centre Establish a permanent seniors group and supply sufficient transportation for seniors to participate in weekly activity. $8,000.00
Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound Public Library Board Parry Sound Seniors Connect Connect seniors to technology by engaging teens in the process to share their skills and familiarity with an older generation. $8,000.00
Corporation of the Town of Petawawa Petawawa Petawawa Older Adults Recreation Advisory Committee Establish a Committee for older adults, focussed on developing, creating and providing opportunities to benefit area seniors. $6,826.20
Corporation of the Town of Whitby Whitby The Elder Abuse Awareness Project Empower seniors with knowledge, tools and resources in order to prevent Elder Abuse. $8,000.00
Corporation of the Township of Black River-Matheson Matheson Eat-Learn-Grow Luncheons with speakers discussing issues specifically related to seniors' concerns and/or interest. $3,000.00
Corporation of the Township of East Hawkesbury St-Eugene-East Hawkesbury Tai Chi classes for East Hawkesbury Seniors A project to provide a Tai Chi program of 75 classes to seniors in 3 rural communities. $3,000.00
Corporation of the Township of Madawaska Valley Barry's Bay-Madawaska Madawaska Valley Active Retiree Program Opportunities for seniors to be part of the community, such as healthy living and education through free ice skating and swimming, seniors information series and a museum trip to Ottawa. $8,000.00
Corporation of the Township of Muskoka Lakes Public Library Port Carling Muskoka Lakes Public Library Seniors' Club Monthly meetings to address the active learning and social interaction needs of seniors. $3,000.00
Corporation of the Township of Scugog Port Perry Seniors permaculture Garden Engagement Project Gardening for seniors in the community. $7,970.00
Corporation of the Township of Woolwich Elmira Computer Workshops for Seniors A variety of computer workshops for seniors about the internet, social media and photo management. $3,000.00
Corporation of Township of Guelph/Eramosa Rockwood-Guelph/Eramosa G.E.T. Seniors Connected Opportunities for seniors to network, learn and volunteer in regular "Lunch and Learns" and "Evening in the Garden" events. $8,000.00
Corporation of Village of Westport Westport Westport Seniors Revitalization Project Day trip excursion for Westport seniors to engage in recreational activities in conjunction with the Kingston Seniors Association. $2,994.50
COSTI Immigrant Services Toronto Safety Strategies for Immigrant Seniors An educational conference to bring together seniors of diverse cultures with the overall goal of enhancing their awareness of security issues and their knowledge of safety strategies. $8,000.00
Council on Aging of Ottawa Ottawa New approach to Older Driver Safety A pilot project will combine the well-respected 55 Alive Program with the use of a driving simulator to provide safety and awareness training. $3,000.00
Councils on Aging Network of Ontario Toronto Councils on Aging Network of Ontario Conference An opportunity for Councils of Aging across Ontario to meet for a one-day conference enabling participants to share their ideas and best practices, experience and expertise, to forge supportive relations and strengthen their programs for the betterment of seniors. $3,000.00
Creating Resilience to Extreme Weather CREW Toronto Extreme Weather Resiliency A project to establish strategies, generate prototype materials and deliver training that encourages seniors to do outreach on emergency preparedness and to become community leaders. $3,000.00
Creative Aging Community Initiatives Toronto Creative Aging Community Initiatives Offering seniors access to workshops that highlight how creativity benefits the brain as it ages, along with engaging in highly interactive workshops. $2,025.00
Crisis Homes Inc. o/a Faye Peterson House Thunder Bay Hope, Happiness and Health for Seniors A one-day conference for women with experts from the community to teach them how to manage their long-term health and wellness. $3,000.00
CultureLink Settlement Services Toronto Newcomers Seniors Taking Action A pilot project to engage and train seniors in skill building activities including group management and network development, followed by train the trainee opportunities to deliver a series of workshops. $7,595.97
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Centre Toronto The Discover Ontario Project An Ontario civics, history and natural heritage project for Portuguese immigrant seniors, predominantly women. $8,000.00
De Luca Seniors Group Toronto-Woodbridge First Annual Bocce Tournament and Summer Picnic A one-day activity for seniors and youth to volunteer, network, socialize and promote team building and positive competition. $3,000.00
Delta Family Resource Centre Toronto Surfing Savvy Seniors Working in Partnership with Elder Technology Assistance Group, workshops will be provided to help older adults benefit from the life changing opportunities that modern technologies create. $8,000.00
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Drop-In Centre Mississauga Senior Supporting Community Mental Health Older adults working in a volunteer leadership role with the elder population will benefit from capacity building and skills development by completing mental health first aid training. $8,000.00
Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services Toronto Doorsteps Seniors Health-Promotion Fairs A partnership between community workers and health professionals with the Black Creek community health centre to screen and educate seniors on ways to improve their overall well-being and provide referral services for ongoing support. $8,000.00
Drum Corps Alumni Toronto Thornhill-GTA DCAT Onsite Free Concert for Seniors To offer a series of free concerts to seniors' homes and residences in the GTA. Access will also be offered to sit in on rehearsals. $2,250.00
Dufferin Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (DNPEA) Orangeville Development of Web-based Community Hub for Seniors To develop and pilot a web-based community hub on Facebook for seniors and agencies serving area seniors. $2,500.00
Durham Activity Centre Durham West Grey Seniors Active in the Community To provide training, marketing, facilities and equipment for free senior based fitness and associated educational programming. $7,500.00
Eager B's Fort Frances Fun Fitness for Seniors To offer weekly fun fitness for seniors - dance, weight training, yoga and stretches. $2,030.00
East Scarborough Storefront Scarborough Seniors Rec Connect A program to enable seniors to participate in recreation and develop physical literacy, while addressing issues related to comfort, confidence and physical aging. $5,556.00
East Toronto Family Community Centre Toronto Seniors on the move Project aims at getting low-income, isolated seniors actively involved in activities including day trips, gardening, cooking health and nutrition. $8,000.00
Ecosource Mississauga Cooking up Tradition Project will include community consultation and outreach, cooking and gardening workshops, intergenerational community meals and creation of digital food narratives. $8,000.00
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Toronto Egale's LGBTQ2S Seniors Summit A day long summit designed to bring together service providers, community agents and researchers who are working with LGBTQ2S seniors to share information and to develop best practices in relation to addressing these issues. $8,000.00
Elgin County Railway Museum St. Thomas Recruit Senior Volunteers, Complete an Oral History and Hold a Volunteer Appreciation Event Seniors will participate in an oral history program, sharing experiences, personal and family stories of railway heritage in the community. The stories will be captured through an intergenerational process involving video documentation with summer students. At the completion of the video, a volunteer recognition event will be held. $2,810.00
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women Toronto Seniors Working Outside the Box (SWOB) Promotes ongoing community involvement of ethno-cultural seniors from area centres and organizations. Seniors will facilitate and plan educational and healthy living activities, including an educational tour of Queen's Park. $7,710.00
Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo Waterloo Music Care for Seniors and their Caregivers Project for seniors and their caregivers to participate in developing a personalized music care program that will enhance their well-being and quality of life. $2,900.00
Eritrean Canadian Community Centre Toronto Ubuntu Seniors in Action Drop-in socializing programs for seniors, conducting house visits for seniors with disabilities, and recruiting, training and supporting seniors to volunteer for various programs. In addition, a museum tour will be organized to enable newcomer seniors to learn about Canadian history and culture. $8,000.00
Etobicoke Services for Seniors Etobicoke Community Monthly Luncheon A low-cost, nutritious monthly lunch program for low-income and socially isolated seniors. $3,000.00
Everdale Black Creek Community Farm Toronto Seniors Community Gardening Program Seniors will have the opportunity to design, plan, maintain and harvest from several garden beds at Black Creek Community Farm. $7,060.00
Evergreen Seniors College Oakville Active Seniors Program to focus on helping Korean immigrant seniors stay physically active and live healthy balanced lives. $3,000.00
Fairview Mennonite Home Cambridge Creative Aging-Wellbeing through Arts Workshops for older adults that combine various mediums of artistic expression as a means to cope with life changes related to aging. $8,000.00
Family Inter-Generation Link (FIG Link) Toronto Seniors Access to Food Education (SAFE) Professional food education for seniors including budgeting, food processing and assisting with dietary management. $7,768.00
Family Service Toronto Scarborough Strengthening Community Connections Project to promote agency amongst seniors from the Afghan, Iranian, Spanish-speaking Somali and Tamil communities by providing them with peer support and leadership training. $8,000.00
Family Support Care Service Ottawa Healthy Brain - Workshops on Dementia for Chinese speaking Seniors Provide workshops for Chinese Seniors to understand what dementia is, the diagnosis, procedure, community resources and caring tips. $3,000.00
Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario Ottawa Salon pour aînés francophones Production of a planning guide for seniors conferences. This guide will help volunteers in each of the five regions represented by Fédération des aînés et retraités francophones de l'Ontario to plan and execute in their own area independently. $7,860.00
Feng Hua Senior Association Mississauga Immigrant Seniors' Wellness Series Raise awareness and educate Chinese immigrant seniors in building a healthy and active life through a series of workshops, presentations and field trips. $8,000.00
FengCai Senior Activity Center Markham FengCai Senior Activity Center A project to include tai chi classes, square dancing, singing and instrument performances and celebration gatherings for seniors.$2,770.00 $2,770.00
Fernavenue Community Services Toronto Empowering Seniors for Active Healthy Living Health and nutrition workshops, including screening clinics for blood pressure and diabetes. Includes yoga and meditation classes. $3,000.00
Festival de la St-Jean, Ottawa Orleans Festival de la St-Jean, Ottawa The Festival de la St-Jean wants to expand its senior component by adding several new recreational, artistic and heritage-related activities. $8,000.00
Filipino Canadian Community House Toronto Connect, Meditate, Laugh, Learn: Seniors Path to Holistic Health and Wellness A means to offer low-income, isolated and hard-to-serve seniors access to fitness and wellness activities, information seminars about their health, technology and social media training, volunteer opportunities, music lessons and group singing. $8,000.00
Forest Edge Community Club London Seniors Aqua Social Program To provide social and active recreational swim times with seniors-only aquafit classes. $3,000.00
Foster Farm Family House Ottawa Multicultural Seniors Support Project A project to target area immigrant seniors who are at risk of social isolation. Participants will take part in activities and learn about connections to services. $2,791.72
Franklin Horner Community Centre Etobicoke Volunteer Recognition and Appreciations A project to establish a comprehensive format for recognition of senior volunteers at events throughout the year. $8,000.00
Free For All Foundation Brampton Seniors Steps Offer seniors’ peer mentoring sessions to increase awareness of a healthy lifestyle and seniors exercise programs to encourage activity and social participation. $7,650.00
FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners Toronto Seniors Going Outdoors A series of interactive capacity building workshops related to seniors with topics to include healthy living and global warming. A series of outdoor friendly events will also be planned, including discovery walks, bird watching, nature photograph, family fishing days and visits to horse stables. $7,795.00
Garden River Wellness Centre Garden River Honouring our Legacy Elders will have the opportunity to receive computer training to develop marketing materials. They will then be able to plan and deliver a wide range of community-based, cultural and social programs to the community. $7,850.00
Gateway Centre for New Canadians Mississauga Community Garden for Seniors An outdoor community garden aims to engage seniors to enjoy the benefits of community gardening leading to increased social integration, healthier eating options, access to safe and enjoyable outdoor activities and to create volunteering opportunities. $8,000.00
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health Seaforth-Huron East Grand Sparks A one-week activity day camp that will challenge seniors to interactive outdoor play and recreation with their grandchildren. $8,000.00
Golden Age Centre - Centre de L'age D'Or Kapuskasing J'embarque A series of activities will be planned to stimulate seniors to stay healthy and active with interaction volunteers and two field trips. $8,000.00
Golden Maple Leaf Seniors Association Toronto Happy Caring Seniors Performance Troupe A senior team of performers will be formed and trained to serve as ambassadors to perform in a show to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Victory of World War II; and also to visit a senior/nursing home to perform. The ambassadors will promote an active and positive life and hope to lead more seniors to participate in community fairs and form a positive social network. $2,904.00
Golden Sunset Community Richmond Hill Performances of Dance and Music plus Arts Display Seniors will share their cultural heritage, personal skills and talents through arts performances. $3,000.00
Good Living Club Toronto Workshop: Healthy living for Seniors-Nutrition and Physical Activities Offering an educational series that will promote healthy, safe, independent and active living for seniors. $2,037.50
Grace Freedom Centre Orillia Senior-Ed and Senior-Sing Using the senior talents of three organizations and one musical group, the program will provide entertainment for intergenerational communities. $2,800.00
Green Pine Senior Association North York Development and enlargement of Green Pine Seniors' Chorus Enlarge the chorus group enabling more and more senior citizens to gain musical fundamentals and master singing skills. $3,000.00
Greenbank Community Association Greenbank Seniors in Action Engage rural seniors in a series of activities which include physical activities, informative workshops, bus tours and volunteer projects. $8,000.00
Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston and Frontenac Kingston Senior Volunteer Outreach Increase the senior volunteer database through information sessions. $4,800.00
Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Elder Abuse Prevention Network Lindsay Safe and Secure Aging in Haliburton County The project is a free senior's forum in English, focused on issues related to the prevention of elder abuse including frauds/scams and communicating with the police. $2,975.00
Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) Hamilton Hamilton Committee Against Abuse of Older Persons Anti-Bullying Campaign The launching of an anti-bullying campaign, education workshops will be offered in seniors' apartment buildings and other centres where seniors congregate. $2,950.00
Handicapped Action Group Thunder Bay Seniors and adults with a disability tell their story in a documentary film Production of a film featuring persons with a disability sharing their lived experiences. $8,000.00
Happy Time Community Association Toronto Senior Dental and Vision Health Seminars Two health seminars will be developed - one for dental health and information and the other to provide vision health knowledge and improvement. $2,775.00
Happy-Go-Lucky Senior Club Vermilion Bay Nature Calls-a summer pontoon boat excursion for area seniors on Eagle Lake in the Municipality of Machin A one-day social outing will be scheduled with music and a BBQ at the boat launch site in Vermilion Bay. $2,933.50
Harbourfront Community Centre Toronto Lifetime of Learning 30-40 multicultural, senior women will be engaged in innovative programs including conversation with volunteer peer tutors, intergenerational mentoring and cutting-edge digital textbooks. $8,000.00
Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors/ Call-A-Service Toronto Engaging Seniors Programming to be created including technology classes, cooking classes to share knowledge and recipes across cultures and exercise classes to promote seniors wellness. $8,000.00
H'art Centre Kingston A Day Away This project provides arts programs to seniors. They will take part in a new arts discipline each season. $7,420.00
Heartland Forest Seniors Niagara Falls Active Adults Nature Club A new initiative designed for seniors to socialize and enjoy being active in nature. $7,580.00
Help Age Canada Ottawa Seen Your Citizen? A multicultural day facilitated by Ottawa seniors on the theme of addressing social isolation and loneliness across cultural barriers. $7,592.00
Henley House Family Counsel St. Catharines More Music and Programs for Residents Promote and increase more access to music for the senior residents, most of whom have some form of dementia or brain injury. $1,980.00
Heritage Skills Development Centre Scarborough Scarborough Seniors Vibrant Ageing Project Help marginalized, isolated and newcomer seniors integrate into the social fabric of the community by offering opportunities for volunteering, learning, networking and recreation. $7,920.38
Hesperus Fellowship Community of Ontario Vaughan Seniors and Youth: Sharing Food, Stories, Skills A volunteer driven, intergenerational project where seniors life stories are shared through cooking classes and personal recipes to build a series of ethnic community lunches. $8,000.00
Horizon Seniors Club North York English Conversation and Social Networking Volunteers and retirees coach and mentor immigrant seniors in relation to networking with English speaking Canadians. $3,000.00
Hospice Georgina Sutton Seniors Mentoring Seniors Train senior mentors as support for new volunteers who will support community members coping with life threatening illnesses. $7,680.00
Hospitality Workers Training Centre Toronto Cultivating Networks and Knowledge for Toronto’s Retired Hospitality Workers Providing retired hospitality workers with social networking and educational opportunities through a twice monthly gathering. $7,840.00
Interchurch Health Ministries Canada Aurora Stemming the tide of Dementia, Delirium & Depression in an Aging Population through Peer to Peer Education A symposium to train senior nurses and community health professionals in the cognitive and emotional issues facing a seniors who has been diagnosed with delirium, dementia or depression. $8,000.00
Iranian Women's Org of ON Toronto Stories of Transition A project to support the sharing of information by first generation Iranian seniors, to be retold by youth. $6,000.00
Islamic Foundation of Toronto Scarborough Senior Verses-Poetry Program Teach seniors about the art of poetry. Topics will include ageism, immigrant issues, what it means to be Canadian or losing a spouse. $7,600.00
Islamic Society of Kingston Kingston Seniors Learning how to use the internet and social media Educate and upgrade seniors computer skills and familiarity with of technology. $2,980.00
iVolunteer Toronto North York Inter-
generational Art
A monthly program of collaborative and interactive painting and art with children. $3,000.00
Jaku Konbit Ottawa Domestic Pioneers: Senior Volunteers Learning and Sharing in Community Senior volunteers in Ottawa's African Caribbean community will be engaged by contributing to summer youth programs and community celebrations. A documentary on these activities will be created. $7,230.00
Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services Toronto The Nutrition Literacy Program A nutrition literacy program for immigrant seniors in basic diet and nutrition and to connect with youth participants with the end goal of seniors being trained to educate other seniors. $7,307.00
Jewish Youth Library Ottawa Senior's Health and Wellness Conference A one-day conference that will benefit seniors in the Ottawa area providing an extensive educational opportunity about personal health and well-being. $8,000.00
John Noble Home Brantford Bell Lane Terrace Annual Calendar of Events and Activities This seniors' community based project includes planning, developing and implementing an Annual Activity Events calendar, to assist tenants in organizing and participating in activities such as day trips and educational workshops. $8,000.00
Kanata Chinese Seniors Ottawa More Skills Happier Seniors-teaching Chinese Seniors Online Searching Skills Help Chinese seniors integrate into Canadian society by teaching them technology to gain useful information about living in Canada. $8,000.00
Kingston Frontenac Public Library Kingston-Frontenac Rural Book Clubs for Seniors Expanding a successful Book Club into rural communities, targeting seniors. $2,834.10
Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto North York "Let's Get Active!" Senior's Health Club To provide four seminars (Hiking, Diets, Exercise and Health Minds) and four events (Hiking, Karaoke, Dance Class and Table Tennis) to recent immigrants and senior women. $7,400.00
Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada Don Mills The Nori Project Supporting culturally diverse seniors' social participation and inclusion through Samulnori workshops and Yunnori workshops. Korean traditional Noris (amusements) will be revised to create recreational workshops. $8,000.00
Leeds and Thousand Islands Public Library Lansdowne-Leeds & the Thousand Islands area Community Activity and Recreation Experience (CARE) An active lifestyle for seniors will be encouraged through a series of programs geared to the promotion of physical and mental health while eliminating isolation and physical atrophy. $5,190.00
Lincoln Public Library Beamsville Seniors Introduction to Social Media An introduction to social media will provide seniors with online tools to stay connected with family and friends and share ideas. $840.00
London Chinese Senior Group London Healthy Living, Inclusive Community Develop workshops, English classes, peer support groups and other community activities. $3,000.00
London Pacers Running Club London Running Clinic for Seniors A program for senior runners to attend a clinic, encouraging health and fitness, social engagement and volunteerism. $2,820.00
Lumacare Services North York SWIPE IT: Empowering Seniors with Technology Using iPad technology, facilitators will provide free workshops for seniors. Sessions will increase participants' engagement in the local community through the use of social media applications. $8,000.00
Maison Boreal Home Inc. Chapleau Senior Support Community Network Develop a community network to support seniors aging at home and increase their quality of life. A seniors' volunteer handbook/network will be created and information luncheons will be held to engage the target audience. $8,000.00
Maison Francophone de Durham Ajax La consolidation de notre diversité francophone par le bris de l'isolement. This six month project will follow 60 seniors of the Ajax French Community through a variety of activities both cultural and physical. $3,000.00
Malvern Family Resource Centre Scarborough Peer LEAD A new project to create leadership and volunteer opportunities for newcomer seniors. $7,995.00
Mammalian Diving Reflex Toronto Wisdoms from the Wise and Wonderful An intergenerational podcast and knowledge exchange driven by younger people's curiosity and interest in the valuable insights seniors have on various topics drawn from their vast wealth of life experience. $6,400.00
Maple Italo/Can Seniors and Bocce Club Maple Bowling for Life A recreational bowling tournament for seniors and an award banquet. $3,000.00
Maple Leaf Theatre for Social Responsibility operating as Mixed Company Theatre Toronto The Voices of our Elders Collaborating with First Nations Elders and Seniors from Scadding Court Community Centre, an inclusive and interactive forum theatre performance will be created to raise awareness of current issues, concerns and personal stories shared from these communities. $8,000.00
Markham Tamil Seniors Association Markham Exploring Canadian Culture together with Immigrant Seniors Exploring Canadian Culture with immigrant seniors. $3,000.00
Markham XiangHe Club Markham Happy Healthy Seniors A project to bring Markham seniors together and showcase their talent through organizing two celebration events. $3,000.00
Meaford Museum Meaford Living Memories Four stream program for seniors using art and historical artifacts to create an environment for the appreciation of art and history. $2,750.00
MIFO - CSMO Orleans Visibility and outreach A working group is created; it is a development committee made up of eight seniors whose goal is to develop an annual communications and marketing plan. This committee allows seniors to be useful to society and share their experience. $8,000.00
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre Toronto Fit and Fun! Active 55+ Swing Dance Lessons and Social Dance Professional swing dance teachers will instruct seniors, including those with ambulatory disabilities. A celebratory gala dance showcase will be performed at the end of the project. $7,890.00
Millennium Motorist Foundation of Canada Scarborough Seniors Break their silent on air A radio show hosted by experienced seniors assisted by young volunteers in the form of 'hot topic' discussions. $8,000.00
Millennium Support & Care Group Toronto Dementia Care - Be Aware A project to provide information concerning risk factors, symptoms, causes, effective communication and common myths related to dementia. $8,000.00
Mills Community Support Almonte-Pakenham Bridging Generations This grass-root, seniors-led project will help connect seniors in learning, intergenerational and strategic activities while helping to build strong connections and a more resilient community. $7,635.00
Milton Public Library Milton Memories of Milton Seniors will work with teen volunteers to help enhance their technology skills in order to capture their personal histories. $8,000.00
Mishko Bimaadziwin Family Support Services Thunder Bay Inter-
generational Conversational Ojibwe
Opportunities for Aboriginal seniors, children and their parents to attend community-based conversational Ojibwe language programming. $8,000.00
Mississauga Friends of Chinese Culture Association Mississauga Mississauga Seniors' Performing Arts, Fitness & Wellness Workshop Weekly workshops offered to seniors to sing in a choir and/or participate in fitness and wellness classes. $8,000.00
Mississauga Furniture Bank Mississauga Linens and Bedding Sorting A program to establish a sustainable approach to accepting large linen and bedding donations. Senior volunteers will be recruited from local seniors groups, churches and other volunteer agencies to assist. $8,000.00
Mississauga Jiahua Chinese Senior Association Mississauga Develop by the seniors for seniors learning courses and sustain over the longer term To sustain, enhance and develop training courses for seniors by seniors. $8,000.00
Moeen Centre Scarborough ABLE Aging A program to provide seniors with disabilities (physically and developmentally) with social and recreational opportunities and activities. $7,600.00
Momiji Health Care Society Scarborough Creating a Senior Friendly Website In addition to containing large print and being Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant, this new senior friendly website has features of benefit to seniors: a quarterly event calendar, health information for seniors (in English and Japanese) and a tool to recruit senior volunteers. $8,000.00
Montgomery Place Social Club Toronto Seniors Cultural Excursion To showcase diverse cultures and offer an opportunity for residents to gain information about a range of cultural groups. $3,000.00
Moore Presbyterian Foundation - Cruickshank Centre Corunna Transportation to social and cultural events not offered in our Community Transportation to social and cultural events not offered in our Community $3,000.00
Mugungwha Homes Toronto Ontario Korean Seniors Art and Cyber Literacy Program Activities will be organized to engage seniors from the Korean Canadian community, including computer skills training, therapeutic art class, Ping-Pong and a senior's day/Thanksgiving celebration. $3,000.00
Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) Windsor Windsor Initiative for Senior's Engagement (WISE) A gathering between newcomer seniors and local senior centres. Each month a theme related to senior issues will be led by a guest facilitator. $7,968.00
Municipality of Clarington - Clarington Older Adult Centre Board Bowmanville-Clarington area Rural Ramble for Older Adults To provide opportunities for seniors who live in rural areas to enjoy a monthly social/education event. $8,000.00
Municipality of South Bruce Teeswater The South Bruce Seniors Computer Literacy Program A series of hands-on workshops that will provide seniors with basic level computer knowledge, as well as internet, email and social media training. $2,840.00
Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society Gravenhurst Seniors Expo The Seniors Expo will be a forum for business and organizations to reach the seniors market and allow them an opportunity to explore their offerings and options. $3,000.00
Muslim Association of Hamilton Ancaster Hamilton Mountain Mosque Seniors Committee A program to introduce a computer literacy program and visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens, a gardening program and a volunteer training program. $8,000.00
Nations Uniting Sharing Center Ohsweken They are Never Forgotten Residential School Survivors Provide an opportunity for Residential School Survivors, their families and the community to understand and become aware of the impact the schools have had on survivors. $3,000.00
Neighbourhood Group Community Services Toronto Pui Hong 25th Anniversary Celebration One time event celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Pui Hong Program, Celebration will offer food, performances and a forum for socialization that is culturally inclusive. $8,000.00
Neighbourhood Information Post Toronto Staying Healthy in your Golden Years The project will involve senior volunteers who will lead and organize a Health Fair and an excursion trip for seniors. $8,000.00
NeighbourLink North York Toronto Step into the Future This outreach program will develop a plan for recruiting newly retired seniors to become volunteers, including the development of a new website. $7,900.00
NEMI Public Library Little Current Bits, Bytes and Brushes A program designed to help seniors learn about and build confidence in utilizing modern technology and techniques to express themselves through art. $8,000.00
New Canadians Centre Peterborough Peterborough Synergy: Seniors and newcomers together An initiative to embrace local seniors as volunteers in helping immigrants and refugees feel at home in the community. A volunteer appreciation event will acknowledge their efforts and promote local volunteerism among seniors. $6,582.92
New Credit Cultural Committee Hagersville Expanding Biodiversity Knowledge of Fish, Birds and Medicinal Plants Seniors will participate in educational outings to increase their existing knowledge of nature. $3,000.00
New Prospects Club, Elk Lake ON Elk Lake Mentoring Seniors in our Community To bring seniors together through socialization, workshops on teaching computer skills/social media and seminars that focus on issues that affect seniors. $3,000.00
New Vision United Church Hamilton Together with Pride A project to reach out to staff and residence councils of retirement and long-term care homes to initiate the development of circles of support and networking for LGBTQ seniors. $3,000.00
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre St. Catharines Recreational and Educational Program for Newcomer Seniors in Niagara Seniors will be encouraged to network and interact with their contemporaries by attending recreational and educational offerings. $7,383.75
Niagara Historical Society & Museum Niagara-on-the-Lake Theatrical Cemetery Tours 'Residents' buried in St. Mark's Cemetery are brought to life by local senior volunteers in short vignettes, performed for the public. $5,000.00
Niagara Safety Village Welland-Niagara Region Senior's Safety Seminars To deliver safety education to area seniors, providing the ability to interact with the Police, Fire and Paramedic instructors. $3,000.00
Norfolk County Simcoe Active Adults To provide physical activity and safety and awareness opportunities for seniors. $2,998.00
North Bay and Area Potters Guild North Bay The Senior Ceramicists Project Offering seniors educational opportunities for new and established potters and clay workers. $4,800.00
North Bay Rising Stars North Bay North Bay Rising Stars A music and movement workshop for seniors volunteers. $2,996.00
North York Seniors Centre Toronto Mind, Body and Soul Supper Club for Seniors and Caregivers Yoga and dining program for seniors with chronic and/or degenerative health conditions and their caregivers. $8,000.00
North York Seniors Games Toronto North York Senior Games Public Relation Initiative Develop a program to encourage and motivate diverse seniors to participate in a variety of amateur senior's games involving social, physical and intellectual activities. $2,999.25
Oak Park Neighbour-hood Center Oakville Healthy Golden Years A recreational/
educational program to engage seniors and their caregivers to participate in physical activity, stimulate cognitive functioning and to provide education around topics of interest.
Oakville Galleries Oakville Point of Entry; Connecting seniors with Alzheimer's to the visual Arts Free visual arts program for seniors with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. $8,000.00
Oakville Jiu-Jiu Senior Association Oakville Gardening, Photography and tours Engage seniors in maintaining gardens to provide physical activity, offering photographic opportunities including a series of one-day learning and cultural tours. $7,947.26
Oasis Dufferin Community Centre Toronto Oasis Seniors Group Series of meetings will be presented regarding health, community resources, isolation and safety, elder abuse, grief finances and self care. $8,000.00
Old Schoolhouse Seniors Stokes Bay-Bruce Peninsula Old Schoolhouse Seniors Luncheon Learning Series A luncheon learning series with speaker and local entertainment. $2,900.00
Ontario Bushplane Heritage and Forest Fire Education Centre Sault Ste. Marie Canadian Bushplane Volunteer Workshop Days A two-day event featuring workshops showcasing the different types of volunteer work available to seniors at the centre. $7,182.00
Ontario Family Life Services Centre Toronto Card Playing To bring together Chinese, Pakistan, Indian & Ethiopian communities through playing cards - to socialize, become volunteers and become involved in community activities. $3,000.00
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations La Société des Organisations des Citoyens aînés de l'Ontario Toronto Enhancing Awareness: Engaging Ethno-Cultural Seniors in Civic Dialogue To organize an education day to teach seniors about the role of government and community leadership, as well as rights and responsibilities in the public domain. $7,918.00
Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association Toronto Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Dance for Older Adults Professional coaches will be provided to teach seniors of all fitness levels how to participate in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair dance. $7,760.00
Open Doors Burlington Seniors Fitness and Resources A fitness/wellness lecture to follow a community meal, led by visiting local health professionals. $8,000.00
Optimist Me to We Markham Healthy Lifestyle for Aging Seniors A project to allow the seniors dance program to expand and for the seniors to perform at a number of events. $3,000.00
Orillia and Area Seniors Centre (OASC) Orillia Using Fine Arts to Enhance Social and Educational Opportunities for Seniors in Orillia To organize a fine arts module consisting of four presentations, each accompanied by two parallel workshops to teach seniors how to paint. $3,000.00
Orillia Museum of Art & History Orillia Lunch and Learn Series A series of monthly presentations to introduce current artists, trends, curatorial presentations and hands-on learning for seniors. $6,452.00
Oshawa Italian Recreation Club 1970 Oshawa Computer Literacy Program for Seniors Technology, new media and digital photography-based training for seniors. $4,320.20
Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre Ottawa Health Related Community Resource Workshops for Chinese Speaking Seniors To increase Chinese-speaking seniors knowledge of health related community resources & information in Ottawa through workshops. $8,000.00
Ottawa Sui Yi Multicultural Arts Academy Ottawa Multicultural Arts in Multicultural Country To organize seniors to participate in cultural walking tours in Ottawa Chinatown and to organize art classes followed by an exhibition for seniors to display what they learned. $3,000.00
Owen Sound and Area Seniors' Centre Owen Sound Seniors Care: Fall and Fracture Prevention Workshops Project aims to improve seniors' health by providing education and balance/strength workshops to promote falls prevention and reduce the incidence of fractures amongst seniors. $8,000.00
Owen Sound Little Theatre Owen Sound The Wonders of Theatre Workshops To educate seniors on four primary theatrical training opportunities - how to properly apply theatre makeup; how to costume plays, musical theatre training/preparation and set building/design. $3,000.00
Parkdale Community Information Centre Toronto Seniors Engagement & Empowerment Project Computer classes to enable seniors to learn how to access the internet and the development of a resource booklet. $8,000.00
Parkdale Golden Age Foundation Toronto Connecting Seniors to Healthy Living To organize bus tours, implement a seniors volunteer recognition program and offer financial information presentations. $8,000.00
Parkdale Intercultural Association Toronto Living healthy- Stay Active and Engaged- For Vietnamese Seniors Provide opportunities to effectively support a number of culturally displaced and socially isolated Vietnamese seniors. $8,000.00
Parkside Centre Sudbury Getting Active, Getting Fit Increase the level of seniors' physical fitness by training qualified program instructors to provide low cost programs for older adults. $8,000.00
Parya Trillium Foundation Markham Social Media and Recreational Technology for Seniors (SMARTS) Technology-based training for seniors. $7,950.00
Peel Aboriginal Network Mississauga Indigenous Elder/Senior Care Initiative/
"Wellness Days"
A project to provide personal care and support that elders would not otherwise be able to access. $3,000.00
Peel Multicultural Council Mississauga Canadian Seniors Assisting Immigrant Seniors Project will involve providing "train the trainer" training to retired and successful professional Canadian seniors who will share their life experiences for the benefit of immigrant seniors. $7,377.00
Performing Arts Lodge, Toronto Toronto What are your Mis-
The production of a short advocacy video to explore the image seniors have of themselves and how they are too often portrayed in the media. The goal is to develop a tool that will advocate for inclusion in society and have it reflected in the stories told. $7,600.00
Peterborough New Horizons Bands Peterborough Supporting Seniors in the Peterborough Area through Music and Well Being A project to support seniors through: recruiting new band members, offering master classes for experienced musicians, working with community partners, and purchasing a defibrillator. $8,000.00
Pine York Seniors Club of Vaughan Woodbridge - Toronto Seniors on the Move - A Visit to the Aquarium Seniors will visit various cultural and historical places in Toronto, including the ROM, Aquarium, Fort Niagara, Fort Henry, CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. $3,000.00
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services Toronto Exploring the Community To engage Polish and Russian seniors in a series of Lunch and Share sessions followed by field trips to connect seniors to services they can benefit from in the community. $7,976.00
Powassan & District Union Public Library Powassan Seniors Lunch and Learn Lunch will be provided while representatives from various community services will present pertinent information for seniors. $2,366.00
Red Maple Sunset Glow Culture Association Richmond Hill Salute to senior veterans Chinese immigrant seniors to meet and salute senior veterans and learn more about Canadian history. $3,000.00
Redleaf Cultural Integration Burlington RCI Burlington Chinese Sr. Assoc. A project intended to establish an official Chinese seniors association in Burlington. $8,000.00
Region of Waterloo Library Elmira Watercolouring for Seniors Guided by professional, local teaching artists, this workshop series will provide opportunities for seniors to engage in meaningful, creative expression, build skills in a variety of watercolour techniques and to socialize in a supportive environment. $1,040.00
REH'MA Community Services North York Seniors' Intercultural Network ( SIN) Immigrants and seniors from diverse cultures will take a lead in organizing events such as Seniors Day Out, Kobo Fun, Senior's Tea Time and bake sales. $7,424.00
Réseau d'éducation pour le développement social Whitby Encouraging young people to stay in school through senior volunteering Seniors in Whitby's multicultural community will volunteer to help and educate children with high risk factors related to dropping out of school. $3,000.00
Retired Teachers of Ontario District 23 Toronto Financially Smart Seniors This project is a one-day seminar tailored to seniors offering them an opportunity to learn about a wide range of financial management information. $2,790.00
Retraite en Action Ottawa Introductory computer course for seniors This project aims to offer members the possibility to learn about computers in small groups to shake off their fear of IT. $8,000.00
Rexdale Women's Centre Rexdale Enhancing Ethno-cultural Seniors' Community Integration, Connection and Engagement The train the trainer model will be used to encourage ethno-cultural senior leaders to network with their peers and other age groups to get better integrated into the social fabric of their communities. $8,000.00
Richmond Hill Chinese Seniors Association Richmond Hill Introduction and Promotion of Shaolin Finger Zen QiGong to Seniors The goal of the project is to teach seniors the powerful, yet simple Finger Zen QiGong exercise to help improve their energy and health. $7,650.00
Royal Canadian Legion 581 Coe Hill Coe Hill Bus trip lunch and tour of Farmtown Park Agricultural Museum in Stirling Seniors bus trip to the Farmtown Park for a lunch and tour of the Agricultural Museum. $2,039.50
Royal Canadian Legion Lion's Head #202 Lion's Head-Bruce County Seniors Bus Tripping in Bruce County A one-day bus trip to visit several venues in Bruce County. $2,836.60
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4 Welland-Niagara Region The Best of Seniors Seniors design and deliver a variety of activities and programs - line and ballroom dancing, fitness, cooking, special events, day trips, transportation for isolated seniors and provide entertainment. $7,640.00
Rural 60 Plus Organization Kakabeka Falls-Thunder Bay area Rural 60 Area Bus tour and website design Day tours for seniors and website upgrade. $7,528.00
Safe Communities Partnership Sault Ste.. Marie Senior Community Engagement Conference A one-day event that will deliver valuable falls prevention and power of attorney information, and will facilitate networking and knowledge sharing panel discussions. $3,000.00
Satya Sanatan Dharma Cultural Sabha (SSDCS) Pickering Community, Health, Nutrition and Wellness Fair for Seniors A one-day event will be hosted for seniors to provide education and awareness regarding health, nutrition and wellness. $2,950.00
Saugeen First Nation #29 Southampton Chair-Chi for Saugeen First Nation (SFN) Elders and Friends Physical activity initiative for community elders to participate in a weekly program. $3,000.00
Saugeen First Nation Public Library & Resource Centre Southampton All my relations The project will encourage elders to become involved in the community by volunteering to plan and organize one workshop each month. $8,000.00
Sault Ste. Marie YWCA Sault Ste. Marie Can Fit Pro Conference and Equipment To send trainers/instructors to the Can Pro Conference in Toronto to become certified to offer fitness courses geared towards seniors. $2,996.90
Scarborough Arts Scarborough Scarborough Seniors Write Encouraging seniors from diverse cultures to participate in group writing workshops, followed by working with animators to develop an animation of their stories. $5,850.00
Scarborough Ontario Seniors Association Scarborough Promoting Seniors Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social Well Being. Zumba exercise classes, organized educational tours and participation in a community festival. $7,997.25
School of Dance Ottawa Ottawa Dance is BEST A suite of dance workshops and art activities. $8,000.00
Schreiber Public Library Schreiber Schreiber Seniors Diners' Club Monthly social outings for seniors with educational guest speakers. $3,000.00
Seniors Seva Mandal of Hamilton and Region Hamilton Cognitive, Healthy Living and Networking Programs to Enhance Life Volunteerism opportunities for South Asian seniors through offering a series of activities. $5,600.00
Seniors Tai Chi Enthusiasts North York Intermediate Level Workshop for Tai Chi Exercise for promotion of sustained health and well ness for Chinese seniors Intermediate Tai Chi for seniors, offered by experienced senior volunteer instructors. Lessons and group exercises in support of ongoing development of comprehensive senior program. $2,990.00
Serbian Museum Windsor Seniors Engagement Project A pilot project to provide events planning training for seniors and from these workshops, recruit a 2015 Leadership team of seniors who will plan events for the museum. $7,920.00
Sheatre Kemble-Grey Bruce/Owen Sound Grey Bruce Dementia Play (working title) Working with seniors, caregivers and health workers who have experience with dementia and Alzheimer's disease to create and perform an original play with music about living with dementia. $8,000.00
Shelburne Public Library Shelburne Connecting with Seniors - On Line and in Person A project to assist seniors to connect with their community and to learn about technology. $4,696.00
Sikhs Serving Canada Mississauga Qisse A project to connect senior volunteers with youth volunteers through intergenerational learning and special events. $8,000.00
Singing Seniors, Music Appreciation Programs Toronto Singing Seniors Music Appreciation Programs To empower seniors by delivering an interactive music appreciation program that encourages social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement. $2,840.00
Sister Betty Kennedy Senior Centre Fort Frances Fort Frances Seniors Community Resource and Educational Awareness project Creation of a comprehensive directory of health and wellness services available to seniors in the area and presentation of a one-day Seniors' Fair with workshops. $7,496.80
Social Planning Council Kitchener-Waterloo Kitchener Digital Inclusion for Older Adults The project will include seniors in activities through training and support, and engaging seniors as advisors in the creation of a local webpage that provides information and links useful to seniors. $8,000.00
Social Planning Council of Ottawa Ottawa Aging Well: Living Active and Happy This project facilitates opportunities for seniors to meet, interact and engage in recreational activities to lessen social isolation. $7,970.50
South Asian Women's Centre Toronto Getting to know Ontario Activities will be developed that promote learning and sharing information as it relates to seniors issues while offering networking opportunities. $4,163.20
South Dundas Chamber of Commerce Morrisburg-South Dundas Seniors for Seniors The creation of a website, publicity and hosting two one-day events to create an infrastructure for ongoing, self-sustaining seniors interest groups. $2,978.00
Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library Dundalk-Southgate Contract-Based Technology Assistant for Seniors Seniors technology training offered by youth volunteers. $2,950.00
Square One Older Adult Centre (SOOAC) Mississauga Rise n' Learn Men's Breakfast Club The project is a new series of 26 weekly 'breakfast' information and networking sessions geared to engaging more senior men in the active life of the centre. $7,928.00
St Jamestown Health Access-Senior's Sub Committee Toronto Senior's Health and Wellness Events To educate, unite and promote healthy living among senior's residing in St. Jamestown through information events and a local street festival providing educational materials on health and safety topics. $3,000.00
St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre Toronto Cook Once, Eat Twice, version 2 The project will offer cooking classes to 55-60 seniors and possibly, act as a starting point to develop a more formal urban seniors network. $3,000.00
St. Clair West Services for Seniors Inc. Toronto Let's Go with the Flow This project is designed to use yoga, meditation and meditative art to teach seniors skills and techniques to address and cope with the everyday struggles and challenges. $6,370.00
St. John Council for Ontario Niagara Falls Therapy Dog Program Expansion Expansion of the volunteer based therapy dog program to visit 50% more seniors' homes, hospitals and residences. $3,000.00
St. Marys and Area Mobility Services St. Marys Take the Bus this Summer with Us The project will involve transportation to ten social events for seniors. $2,982.00
St. Matthew's Bracondale House Toronto Seniors in Touch An instructive program to introduce seniors to touch-screen technology and the internet taught by the Elder Technology Assistance Group. $5,439.31
St. Stephen's Community House Toronto Promoting Seniors Engagement and Social Action Information sessions, workshops, lunch and learn sessions and field trips will be organized for seniors from the Chinese, Portuguese and Korean communities. $7,636.00
St. Thomas Pickleball Club St. Thomas Pickleball for Seniors- Try It This project provides local seniors the opportunity to network, volunteer and participate in the game of pickleball. $3,000.00
Sudbury Finnish Resthome Society Inc. Lively-Sudbury area Finlandia Visiting for Sudbury Seniors Seniors' friendly visiting program in the Finlandia Village Sudbury, to focus on inclusiveness of older adults and alleviate loneliness. $2,950.00
Sunshine Centres for Seniors Toronto Gardening Across Generations Seniors, children and youth will garden and socialize together including planting flowers, herbs and vegetables and creating a butterfly garden at five program sites. $8,000.00
Swansea Area Seniors Assoc. (SASA) Toronto Creative Writing A project to give seniors the opportunity to tell their story and develop creative writing skills. $1,650.00
Table Community Food Centre Perth-Lanark Growing The Capacity of Seniors in Lanark County To develop and implement a series of educational workshops for seniors on indoor/balcony gardening, diabetes friendly cooking, exercise and cooking for one or two. $8,000.00
Tansley United Church Burlington Tansley's Silver Connections A program to develop a series of social activities including exercise and social initiatives/hobbies and to encourage community connections and participant volunteerism. $3,000.00
Tara Sunset Seniors Club Tara Seniors in the Community Theatre trip to St. Jacobs and a falls prevention exercise program. $3,000.00
Temiskaming Native Women's Temiskaming Shores District of Temiskaming Elders Council Sustainability Plan To develop a 5-year sustainability plan for the Elders council; to identify potential partnerships and resources to establish a permanent gathering place for Elders and to share the process for establishing an Indigenous Elders space in an urban setting with other communities in Ontario. $8,000.00
The Federation of Calabresi of Ontario Toronto Camminare e compagnia (Walking in Healthy Company The project will help seniors keep fit through supervised indoor and outdoor walking activities while building relationships between those from different age groups. $7,860.00
The Grand Theatre London Theatre Transportation for Seniors To provide transportation for seniors from various places in London to and from the theatre to attend matinee performances. $4,920.00
The Neighbourhood Information Centre Toronto Fun and Wellness for Seniors Conduct recreational and well-being activities such as outings, events and exercises. $8,000.00
The Smile Company - Theatrical Productions Toronto Remember that Song A pilot community arts project designed to connect isolated seniors to others through sharing life stories in musical performances. $7,840.00
Thornhill Senior Citizens' Club Thornhill Moving Beyond the 25th Anniversary 25th Anniversary dinner, presentation of recognition certificates and the unveiling of the Club's historic poster. $3,000.00
Timmins Public Library Timmins Seniors Luncheon Sessions-Laugh, Learn, Live. A monthly luncheon will offer meals for seniors in a social setting and will feature guests speakers on topics of interest to the senior demographic. $2,920.00
Tong Le Senior Association Mississauga Help seniors better understand and use the social media to communicate with society in Chinese community Computer training courses and workshops, social events and trips to cultural and historical locations. $8,000.00
Toronto Arts Foundation Toronto Arts Access Project for Seniors The project will involve seniors working collaboratively with community partners to address barriers faced by seniors to access the arts. Seniors will participate and volunteer in art exhibitions and performance events. $3,000.00
Toronto Chinatown Chinese Seniors Association Toronto Ballroom Dancing Training and Competition for seniors Provide a platform for Chinese seniors living in downtown Toronto to learn ballroom dancing and organize a competition. $3,000.00
Toronto Christian Resource Centre - CRC Toronto Increasing Food Security for Seniors in Regent park Through the Community Kitchen and Gardening Programs, this project will increase opportunities for seniors to access fresh food. $8,000.00
Toronto Council on Aging Toronto Age Friendly Toronto Support the development of Toronto as an Age Friendly City. $8,000.00
Toronto Inter-
generational Partnerships
Toronto Elder Tales Story Telling Project Brings marginalized and isolated Afghan seniors together to network and socialize through story telling and poetry projects with youth. $3,000.00
Toronto Public Library Toronto Plain Language Financial Advice for Retirement on a Low-Income Transportation to be provided to seniors for whom cost and accessibility are barriers to attend retirement planning workshops. $3,000.00
Town of Ajax Ajax Seniors and Technology Technology training for seniors. $6,535.08
Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) Little Current-Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Happily Ever Active The program will offer seniors access to a certified personal trainer, individually or in small group settings and will provide them with a one month membership to a fitness centre. $3,000.00
Town of Orangeville Public Library Orangeville Grandpals Bookclubs Students and teachers will train volunteers on desktop computer technology so that a video may be edited of senior volunteers reading to students. An instructional video will be created to help expand the program inside/outside the community. $8,000.00
Town of South Bruce Peninsula Wiarton Keeping Seniors Connected through Computer Classes Technology training for seniors to promote social engagement. $2,951.00
Township of Greater Madawaska Calabogie-Madawaska Senior Rural Ride Share and Community Connections Program The township will work with seniors groups and service organizations to create a database of isolated seniors. Retired seniors will be recruited to act as volunteer drivers. $3,000.00
Township of North Kawartha Apsley Computer Literacy Training for Isolated Seniors in a Rural Environment Computer training for seniors while offering opportunities for socialization. $2,990.00
Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawenna Language and Cultural Centre Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ratiwennokwas II - Elder's Gathering II A Kanyen'kéha seniors gathering will be held that will include participation from each of the four Kanyen'kehá:ka communities. $8,000.00
Ukrainian Museum of Ontario Scarborough Trunk Takes: Leaving Home - Finding Home The museum will contribute to "Canada 150" celebrations by presenting an exhibit showing the four major waves of immigration of Ukrainians to Canada. $5,660.00
Unionville Village Conservancy Unionville Unionville Village Conservancy Marketing entertainment and special events to encourage more seniors to attend the Stiver Mill Farmers' Market each week. $3,000.00
United Achievers' Club Brampton Bridges Project Technology training for seniors. $3,000.00
United Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc. Peterborough United Senior Citizens Annual Convention 57th annual provincial seniors convention to be held in St. Catharines. $8,000.00
United Senior Citizens of Ontario - Zone 39 Kearney-Muskoka/Parry Sound Fall Festival and Corn Roast A one-day social assembly of area United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO) members and other seniors to learn more about USCO. $2,990.00
United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria Stonecliffe HCM Inter-
generational Interaction
Intergenerational programming, volunteer attraction and recognition, educational workshops, technology training and general social inclusion. $7,995.00
United Way of Perth-Huron Stratford Seniors Lunch: Food for thought The program will include presenters who are able to educate seniors about health promotion, community events and services on a weekly basis. $8,000.00
United Way Windsor-Essex Windsor Retiring "Into" the Community Two volunteer recruitments events to match seniors with volunteer opportunities. This project will also create an information package highlighting senior related activities, opportunities and programs. $7,117.60
Uxbridge Public Library Uxbridge Enhancing our Past and Future A speaker series will teach seniors how to research various topics and network with other seniors who are interested in preserving the past for the future. $2,200.00
Victorian Order of Nurses Canada (VON) Ottawa Community Respite through Neighbours Helping Neighbours Education sessions aimed at formalizing informal neighbourhood relations. This program will offer Train the Trainer sessions to develop workshop facilitators who will then offer workshops themselves. $8,000.00
Vietnamese Association of Toronto Toronto "Computer Training for Seniors - Social Networking" and "Arts and Craft Making from Recycled Newspapers" Technology training for seniors as well as arts and crafts based projects. $7,980.00
Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto Toronto From My Head Tomatoes Community kitchen and exercise program for Southeast Asian seniors that will include healthy eating workshops, cooking and exercise classes for a holistic approach. $8,000.00
Villa Elegance Scarborough Seniors Staying Active , Healthy and Connected The project aims to engage frail and isolated seniors to educate them on life skills and health promotion, while developing support networks through encouraging young and active seniors to become volunteers. $3,000.00
Volunteer Centre of St Lawrence-Rideau Brockville Seniors Volunteering with Kids Today Program Senior volunteers will be recruited and connect with child and youth serving organizations to train them to become more informed, comfortable and equipped to work with children and youth. $8,000.00
Volunteer Ottawa Ottawa Direct networking and volunteering opportunities for seniors and the elderly Volunteer Ottawa will develop and distribute best practices information, host two networking sessions and two group volunteering opportunities for retired, senior and elderly volunteers. $8,000.00
Wabigoon Local Services Board Wabigoon White Feather Seniors Activities include five dinner dances, card games, line dancing, technology assistance, healing and wellness and fire safety for area seniors. $8,000.00
Wasaga Beach Public Library Wasaga Beach LOTTS @ WBPL The Library will recruit, train and work with a new seniors advisory team who will stage a series of speakers, training sessions and cultural trips organized by seniors, for seniors. $7,834.50
Wawel Villa Seniors Residence Mississauga The Traveling Orlinski Museum The project will collect and support seniors presentations of the Polish-Canadian past to remember. $8,000.00
We are for Women and Families Support Services (WWFSS) Toronto Active Seniors Body and Mind The project includes activities such as stretching, movement, yoga, board and card games, storytelling, art and music for seniors. $3,000.00
Welland Public Library Welland iPad Outreach for Seniors Offer iPad programming to seniors. $2,975.00
Whitestone-Hagerman Memorial Public Library Dunchurch Savvy Seniors Offer new programming and activities for seniors who live in a remote or rural area of Ontario. $7,395.00
Windsor Public Library Windsor Apps for Seniors Workshop A four part workshop series that will connect tech savvy seniors with beginner level peers. $8,000.00
Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women Windsor Journey Across Generations - Newcomer Seniors Connect Computer training, horseback riding, workshops on senior related issues and an intergenerational building of a garden. $7,600.00
Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service Mississauga HMCS Ojibwa Tour An opportunity for women veterans to travel from Toronto to Port Burwell and tour the HMCS Ojibwa. $2,430.00
WoodGreen Community Services Toronto The Art of Aging The project will bring seniors and youth together to collectively develop a mural exploring ageism. $6,432.00
Word and World Eramosa Centre for Reflection and Response Rockwood Our Voices: Seniors' Theatre Capacity Building Project Seniors theatre creators will learn about storytelling facilitation and theatre production, enabling them to develop their own play to raise public awareness on seniors' issues. $7,912.00
Working Women Community Centre Toronto Building Resilience to Extreme Weather for Seniors Local seniors will conduct focus groups with their peers to develop communication and education tools in the case of extreme weather emergencies. $7,195.00
Xile Nianhua Senior Centre North York Active Senior Movement Chinese dancing/singing/
Wushu workshop, cultural activities, organized volunteer events and education sessions.
Yet Keen Seniors Day Centre Ottawa Active Community Engagement for Seniors A project to organize five field trips/outdoor activities. $3,000.00
YMCA of Greater Toronto-West End YMCA Toronto Active Older Adults Group Fitness Program A program to provide group fitness classes for seniors, while also certifying seniors as volunteer instructors. $6,000.00
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Barrie Together in movement and Exercise - Community based Quality of Life enhancement for Elderly and Stroke Victims A program to help those with mobility and balance challenges to regain and improve their quality of life. $7,964.00
Yonge Street Mission Toronto YSM's Seniors Summer Camp and Information Fair Seniors to organize and execute an information fair and summer camp for isolated seniors. $8,000.00
York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors Toronto Fairbank Eco-Ambassadors Ethno-specific seniors will be trained in supporting and facilitating hands-on workshops, educational forums and eco-classes. $8,000.00
Youth Empowering Parents Toronto One-on-One Inter-
generational Language & Computer Training for Immigrant Seniors
English and technology training for low-English speaking and socially isolated seniors, tutors are youth of similar cultural linguae backgrounds. $8,000.00
YWCA Hamilton Hamilton Walk your Way to Wellness Senior volunteers will be leaders in the planning and delivery of the nordic walking classes. $7,867.00