Helping Oakville Seniors Stay Active in their Communities

Applications for Seniors Community Grants Now Open

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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn is the MPP for Oakville. He is the Minister of Labour, and has held the following positions: Chief Government Whip, Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure. He has been involved in Oakville politics since he was elected in 1986.

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Ontario is helping seniors in Oakville continue to connect with and contribute to their communities by supporting local programs that help them stay involved, learn new skills and lead active lives.

Our local seniors are vibrant and dynamic. With the government’s Seniors Community Grant program, individuals and organizations in Oakville can now apply for project funding to help them stay active, healthy and engaged in our community.

Organizations that provide seniors’ programming in Oakville can now apply for support through the Seniors Community Grant program. Applications will be open until March 3, 2017 and can be accessed online.

Successful projects will reflect the diversity of Ontario’s seniors and encourage seniors’ community involvement through volunteerism, learning, social inclusion and physical activity. Projects funded in past years have ranged from music therapy programs, to social media classes, to mentorship programs linking seniors with young people.

This year, projects focusing on raising public awareness and prevention of elder abuse will be given priority. This is part of the government’s commitment to help stop elder abuse by supporting a secure and supportive environment for Ontario’s seniors.

“The Seniors Community Grant program has been a huge success across the province for more than three years. These projects continue to provide unique opportunities for seniors to be an integral and contributory part of their communities,” stated Dipika Damerla, Minister, Seniors Affairs.

The Seniors Community Grant program is Ontario’s first program dedicated solely to supporting seniors. It focuses on initiatives and projects in the non-profit sector that encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism, education and community engagement for seniors across the province.

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