As more people retire, there is a good chance that many of them would want to remain active and still contribute to society in some new form by utilizing their well-developed skill sets. One of the possible beneficiaries of this retirement boom may be the not-for-profit sector of Canada. The Canadian government has recognized this opportunity and offers the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which is discussed in some detail below.
About the Program
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal Grants and Contributions program designed to support projects initiated or inspired by seniors. The program offers an avenue for seniors to keep their skills sharp after retirement by volunteering and making new contributions to society.
These contributions could take the form of sharing their knowledge with youth (e.g. providing assistance in developing a business plan, serving as a mentor, etc.), helping improve community facilities (e.g. parks, seniors centers, etc.), speaking to educate the masses about certain causes (e.g. domestic violence, bullying, etc.), preserving heritage through art restoration work (e.g.