Seniors

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

  1. Older Canadians are important and integral members of our communities. The Government of Canada is seeking advice to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity, safety, comfort and respect and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  2. Marie Beaulieu has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning January 27, 2023.
  3. Every senior in Canada deserves to live in dignity, safety, comfort and respect, regardless of where they live. The Government of Canada is committed to meeting the needs of seniors, including helping to ensure they can access the safe, quality health care they need and deserve.
  4. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  5. Fairview, Nova Scotia is home to over 17,000 residents—and a community hub that helps them thrive. The Fairview Resource Centre delivers programs ranging from senior and parenting support to skill-building and assistance with basic needs. To help the centre extend its free services to more members of the community, the Government of Canada is investing in accessibility and efficiency upgrades at the centre this year.
  6. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for the Fairview Resource Centre.
  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 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. 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 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 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.
  12. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Peterborough to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.
  13. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Kingston to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.
  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 in Kitchener to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.The Minister will be accompanied by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga.
  16. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Cambridge to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.The Minister will be accompanied by Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
  17. Five Nova Scotia communities are building and upgrading spaces enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. A playground, a gallery, a park, a hall and a senior’s recreation centre are getting a boost from the Government of Canada to promote social interaction, learning and physical activity. Amenities like these are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  18. Five Nova Scotia communities are building and upgrading spaces enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. A playground, a gallery, a park, a hall and a senior’s recreation centre are getting a boost from the Government of Canada to promote social interaction, learning and physical activity. Amenities like these are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  19. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement regarding support for five organizations along the Eastern Shore and in Musquodoboit Valley.
  20. Older Canadians are important members of our communities. The Government of Canada is seeking advice on issues to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  21. Olive Bryanton has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning December 15, 2022.
  22. 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 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.
  23. The New Horizons for Seniors Program 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.
  24. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Saskatchewan to announce an investment in community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. These projects will create opportunities for seniors to stay active in their communities. Minister Khera will also speak about the Government’s plan to make life more affordable for seniors.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  36. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Waverley
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive
  48. 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.
  49. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is committed to making it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage federal benefits.
  50. 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.