Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Government of Canada

Government of Canada

November 27, 2006 06:30 ET

Government of Canada Provides Funding to Mentoring Program

CLARINGTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 27, 2006) - The Honourable Beverley Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Durham, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $14,267 in funding to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, through the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The name of the project is Linking Lifetimes Mentoring Program. Federal funding is specifically geared towards this inter-generational mentoring program, which matches the experience and wisdom of seniors with children in the community.

"Thanks to this project, seniors who have a lot to offer, but may be homebound, will host regular mentoring sessions to benefit children and other seniors in the community," said Minister Oda. "We are proud to support projects like these. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we give seniors the opportunity to participate, contribute and take leadership roles in their communities."

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.

For more information on the Government of Canada's New Horizon for Seniors Program, visit our Web site at www.hrsdc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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    Minister Finley's Office
    Colleen Cameron
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Social Development
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559