Results from the New Horizons for Seniors Program

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Results from the New Horizons for Seniors Program

When the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary lock-down measures disrupted community services, Canadian seniors who depend on those services for support became increasingly vulnerable and isolated. On March 29, to provide immediate essential services to seniors during the pandemic, the Government of Canada announced a grant of $9 million under the New Horizons for Seniors Program to be distributed through the United Way Centraide Canada network.

In the NWT, the United Way utilized $50,000 to provide grants to 15 organizations across 16 different communities, supporting seniors and their caregivers in dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this program are now available online, including a fantastic map showing all the investments across Canada.


New Horizons for Seniors Program recipients:


Community (ies)

Hamlet of Aklavik


Alzheimer Society of Alberta and

Northwest Territories


Avens - A Community for Seniors


Community Garden Society of Inuvik


Délįne Got’ı̨ne Government


Hamlet of Enterprise


Charter Community of K'asho Got’ı̨ne

Fort Good Hope

Hamlet of Fort Providence

Fort Providence

Deninu Kų́ę́ First Nation

Fort Resolution

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Inuvik, Tsiigehtchic, Aklavik and

Fort McPherson

Town of Hay River

Hay River

Inuvialuit Charitable Foundation

Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, Ulukhaktok

Aklavik, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk

Jean Marie River First Nation

Jean Marie River

K’atl’odeeche / Hay River Reserve

Hay River

Hamlet of Paulatuk