Grant applications have closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Grant application decisions will be made by the end of August.

Due to a high volume of applications, updates cannot be provided on the status of applications.

Age Better (formerly Seniors Can!) is a HelpAge Canada program designed to help community-based seniors’ services (CBSS) organizations across the country in supporting older people in the places they live.

Through the generous support of our Founding Program Partner, HelpAge Canada offers two Age Better granting initiatives: 

  1. Well-Being Grants  of up to $10,000 per organization are available to provide one or more low-income seniors with mobility and communication enhancing equipment or devices, dental care, and/or for social services or supports such as transportation, delivered meals, or senior center memberships.
  2. Innovative Programming Grants of up to $10,000 are available for organizations to deliver innovative programming for seniors.

We value the relationships that we establish with our local community partners through Age Better  grants. Although we wish we could approve all applications, we assess applications according to where the need is greatest. Factors that we consider when awarding grants include if the population being supported are low-income or otherwise marginalized, if the community is in an underserved area, and an organization’s ability to address a breadth of needs faced by older people, and the organization’s positioning to make the greatest impact in its community.  

We do not provide funding for capital improvements.


Grants can only be awarded to charitable organizations or other qualified donees as defined by the CRA.


Thank you for the work that you do and for your interest in Age Better! Applications close on June 23rd, 2023.

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Grant Reporting

All organizations that receive a Seniors Can! grant must complete the reporting form below prior to our next granting cycle. If you have any questions please reach out to grants@helpagecanada.ca.


  • All questions with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  • After 20 minutes of inactivity on an application the page will time-out and any information entered during this session will be lost and you will have to start over.