Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Government of Canada

Government of Canada

January 18, 2007 13:30 ET

MP Rob Moore Announces $6,300 in Funding for St. Martins Senior Citizens Club to Benefit Local Youth and Seniors

ST. MARTINS, NEW BRUNSWICK--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - Rob Moore, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $6,300 in funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Canada's New Government is providing the funds to the St. Martins Senior Citizens Club to enable seniors to develop recreational activities for other seniors in the area. They will also work with the St. Martins Home and School Association to implement a nutritious snack program for kindergarten-to-grade eight students at St. Martins School.

"Canada's New Government recognizes that seniors have helped to build this country and we should be giving something back to them," said Mr. Moore. "Community based organizations like St. Martin's Senior Citizens Club play a crucial role in promoting senior's skills, experience and knowledge, which, in turn, help strengthen relationships across generations."

The federal government is acting to address the needs of seniors through the introduction of a series of important measures that include:

- A proposed change in tax policy for seniors, beginning in 2007, permitting income splitting for pensioners;

- Bringing forward legislation to make it easier for seniors to apply for and receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement;

- Increasing the Pension Income Credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per year - putting almost $900 million back in the hands of seniors over the next two years; and,

- Introducing a Tax Fairness Plan that will increase the age credit by $1,000 (from $4,066 to $5,066), effective this tax year.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program provides grants to support a range of community-based projects across Canada that encourage seniors to contribute to their communities through social participation and active living. Projects support broad national objectives and regional priorities.

For more information on the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca.

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