On Feb. 22, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones dropped in to the Community Resource Centre to celebrate their New Horizons for Seniors grant of $16,800.
The New Horizons for Seniors federal program provides grants of up to $25,000 to support short-term projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.
Across Canada more than 1,800 projects were approved this year.
The Resource Centre will use this grant to explore a Seniors’ Expertise Exchange on the Sunshine Coast – Seniors as Knowledge Philanthropists. This innovative idea takes traditional volunteering to the next level, one of volunteers sharing their knowledge and expertise and contributing to the success of organizations, agencies and small businesses. The outcome of this work will build community capacity.
See www.resourcecentre.ca for more information.