Seniors

The Canadian Government News Centre offers you quick access to news specific to the senior population.

  1. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  2. Every year, the influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, affects the Canadian population. It can have a particular effect on those at highest risk of complications, including seniors. And with the continued circulation of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever for everyone to take the necessary steps to avoid these complications.
  3. A community centre in Cape Breton has set a powerful example of how Canadian cities and towns persevere and flourish when they have public spaces to promote social interaction, physical activity, safety and wellbeing. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our communities and their shared spaces.
  4. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, will make an announcement regarding support for the Spanish River Community Centre.
  5. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement about several infrastructure and technology projects to enhance safety, accessibility and connectivity in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.
  6. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will visit the Bramalea & Sandalwood Shoppers Drug Mart in Brampton to get her flu shot and speak about the importance of the flu vaccine in protecting our communities from flu-related complications.
  7. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities
  8. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  9. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be at the Dashmesh Culture Seniors Society in Calgary to highlight a project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This funding continues to create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  10. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. The Government of Canada is supporting the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark that explores the connections between geology, communities, culture, heritage and nature.
  11. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  12. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Waverley
  13. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  14. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  15. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be at the Pickering Caribbean Canadian Cultural Association to highlight a project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This funding continues to create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  16. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will launch the 2022–2023 call for proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). NHSP funding supports projects that engage seniors in their communities.
  17. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high vaccination against COVID-19, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices.
  18. Backgrounder: The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in 13 projects to support the tourism sector on Cape Breton Island and in Guysborough County.
  19. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Heritage Downey Road Cemetery Society.
  20. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  21. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  22. The Honourable Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Port Coquitlam to announce investments in three community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. These projects will create opportunities for seniors to stay active in their communities.
  23. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive
  24. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  25. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is committed to making it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage federal benefits.
  26. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  27. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  28. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  29. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Heath MacDonald, will announce community-based projects receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects will support seniors in the Miltonvale Park Municipality in Prince Edward Island.
  30. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  31. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, accompanied by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce community-based projects receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects will support seniors in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, New Brunswick.
  32. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting seniors after a lifetime of hard work. That’s why the Government of Canada has taken historic measures to improve financial security for the oldest seniors.
  33. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting seniors after a lifetime of hard work. Seniors deserve a dignified retirement after having helped shape Canada into the country that it is. The Government continues to make seniors’ financial well-being a top priority. Since 2015, the Government has provided tangible support to seniors.
  34. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, accompanied by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will announce changes to the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  35. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Montréal on Wednesday to visit Saint-Patrick Square Seniors Residence. The Minister will be available for interviews following the visit to discuss the New Horizon for Seniors Program, increases to Old Age Security for those over 75, as well as the new Age Well at Home program.
  36. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  37. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  38. Halifax County will benefit from infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces
  39. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  40. The Municipality of Argyle will benefit from trail upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces safely
  41. Government of Canada to announce support for community infrastructure in Dartmouth
  42. Today, Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, issued the following statement:
  43. After a lifetime of hard work, seniors want to live healthy, safe and independent lives. Many seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, in the communities that support them. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadian seniors have all the supportive care they need to help them age at home, thereby increasing their sense of belonging and connection to the communities they live in.
  44. The Age Well at Home initiative is a new federal grants and contributions program. The funding supports projects that enable seniors to age in place by providing support under two streams:
  45. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate well paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  46. Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for an innovative technology firm in Halifax working to improve the lives of patients in long-term care. MP Diab will be joined the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
  47. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Louisbourg
  48. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  49. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  50. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Winnipeg to announce New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for community-based projects to support seniors across the country.