Seniors Can! (Aînés Debout!) is an initiative of HelpAge Canada designed to help low-income seniors across Canada avoid isolation and loneliness and to engage more fully with their communities. The grant program provides financial assistance through partnering charitable agencies for mobility and communication enhancing equipment as well as funding for social and wellbeing-promoting activities or meals, including transportation to these activities.
We offer three grant programs. Partner organizations may apply for individual seniors or for programming that serves a population of seniors. Individual seniors may receive up to $2000 in a given year in support of a holistic approach in providing the senior with equipment and services. Likewise, agencies may receive up to $2000 in a given year to operate accessible programming for seniors in their community.
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