New Horizons for Seniors is a federal program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. These grants have funded the following programs and projects:
New program development: Watercolours, Line Dance, Urban Poling, Ballroom Dance, Meditation, Latin Dance, Older Adult Weight Training and Belly dance.
Programming equipment and materials: Watercolour art supplies, 10 sets of Urban poles, weight training equipment, 5 laptop computers and software, sound system, projector, screen and 100-cup coffee maker.
Term contract positions: Program Coordinator, Program Development and Design Officer, Coordinator of Volunteers
Branding and Design services: Website, Logo, Letterhead, Business cards, Membership cards, Signage, Brochure, Poster and Name tags.
Facility rental for programming, Book launch for our Writing group.
Making Connections: The project was designed to help PAL (55+) become more inclusive and representative of the community it serves and had two distinct streams: fulfilling PAL (55+)’s commitment to the Indigenous Accord, and collaborating with ethno-cultural groups within its geographic area.
In the area of human resource, MASC has provided guidance and counselling in applying for Federal and Provincial Grants while at the same time sending letters of support which added credibility to the organization’s applications. From 2009 to 2011, the Executive Director of MASC attended PAL Board of Directors’ meetings and other meetings of Standing Committees, which greatly strengthened this fledgeling senior centre.
Membership in MASC also allowed PAL to receive discounts to the cost of registration for various conferences. MASC also advertises the existence of PAL and publicly commends its growth.
4. Government of Manitoba – Bridge Grant and Safe at Home Grant
The Manitoba Safe At Home Grant allowed PAL (55+) to provide much needed programming free of charge to older adults in our communities during January to March 2021. The impact of this was profound for many older adults who participated in our programs. Testimonials indicated that participants: felt an increased sense of control over their life and health, learned new things, improved their fitness level, uplifted their spirits, kept them motivated and inspired, and were generally appreciated for their positive effects on mental and physical well-being.
5. The Winnipeg Foundation
The Winnipeg Foundation is Canada’s first community foundation. Today, it is a leader in what has become an international philanthropic movement. We have applied for and received funding from The Winnipeg Foundation to hire a Volunteer/Program Coordinator and purchase a Customer Relationship Management database. We wish to thank The Winnipeg Foundation for their generosity in providing funding support to Pembina Active Living (55+). The Foundation is an endowment-based organization which means gifts received are pooled and invested.