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On January 21, the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) submitted a concept proposal for a project to increase the social inclusion of seniors in Edmonton to the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) for Pan-Canadian projects. ESCC hopes to receive an invitation to submit a fully-developed proposal later this spring, with implementation of approved projects to begin later this summer.

The proposal will include projects and ideas from organizations in Edmonton which want to collaborate to increase social inclusion for seniors. If ESCC is invited to submit a proposal, there will be a very short window of opportunity to receive community-based collaborative proposals for activities that will align with NHSP objectives and ESCC’s Collective Impact Plan. ESCC is encouraging potential partners to start work now on outlining projects and making connections.

The Next Steps document outlines ESCC’s call for Edmonton communities to brainstorm ways of engaging seniors and breaking down barriers to inclusion that are faced by many vulnerable groups. ESCC is looking to support and build on existing knowledge, experience, and networks; and to create new relationships and partnerships that will lead to greater sustainable capacity, engagement, and social inclusion of seniors. Please share the document widely and use it to stimulate and facilitate conversations that will lead to more great work in Edmonton.

Contact Tim Henderson at tim@seniorscouncil.net to learn more about how you can get involved.