Age-friendly communities grant

2018-2019 Age Friendly Community Grant program recipients


As of May 8, 2019 - 19 projects awarded total of $252,787.50


Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia- $25,000
The society will design a provincewide strategy for dementia friendly communities.

Atlantic Hall @ Hawk Society-  $500
The project will educate older Nova Scotians on how they can best connect with resources in the Cape Sable Island area.

Centre for Entrepreneurship, Education and Development (CEED)- $23,938
CEED’s pilot project will assist aspiring older entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses.

Chebucto Links- $11,000
The project will explore partnerships with local transportation organizations and to look at the potential for volunteer driver services to aid older Nova Scotians.

Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre- $10,000
Building on the TimeBank (a past age-friendly project), the Health Centre will use it as a structure to build a social inclusion network for residents of Richmond County.

Halifax Chamber of Commerce- $24,916
The pilot program will address the development of dementia friendly business education to support the aging population of Nova Scotia.  

Hants County 55+ and Over Club- $7,000
The club will develop their organization and improve outreach towards isolated and less financially well-off older adults with events and activities.

How we Thrive- $13,500
The project will integrate capacity-building and awareness-raising related to ageism and the contribution of older adults.

King’s Transit Authority- $15,600
The King’s Transit Authority project aims to improve knowledge of travel connection opportunities for seniors, so they may better participate in the social and economic life of towns and counties in the Annapolis Valley.

LGBT Seniors Archive- $22,030
Get Involved! is a collaborative community project valuing the legacy of social, economic and other contributions of our older LGBT Nova Scotians through a digital publicly accessible archive.

Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care- $25,000
Nova Scotia Hospice’s project aims to enhance community capacity to support patients and families experiencing a life limiting illness.

Ocean View Serving Seniors Society- $10,000
The society will uncover the skills and talents of the community by bridging inter-generational gaps and identifying opportunities that support their mental, social and physical wellbeing.

Planifax Production Co-op $9,603
Planifax’s project will consist of a public learning/sharing workshop and a community information video to further the creation of age-friendly communities in Halifax.

Queens Care Society- $10,000
The Helping Hands program will develop a long-term plan to broaden the services to sustain the needs of Queen’s County residents.

Regroupement des aînés de la Nouvelle-Écosse- $11,000
The project involves recruiting older adult pen pals to participate as volunteers with elementary school youth in their community.

Seaside Recreation and Community Centre- $9,700
The centre will create a business incubator lead by older Nova Scotians for older Nova Scotians.

Societe Mi-Careme- $4,000
The project will host workshops and events geared activities such as crafts and food preparation with students from local schools.

St Ann’s Bay Development Association- $10,000
The association’s program provides assistance and peace of mind to seniors living alone in rural Cape Breton.

Town of Stewiacke- $10,000
The town will host an age-friendly communities consultation and assessment.


As of January 14, 2019- 16 projects awarded total of $159,137.48


Canadian Association for Community Living - Clare Branch- $1725
This project will create a feasibility study and business plan for an age-friendly, inclusive residence and therapeutic farm to bring together a diverse community of people to support one another, engage in community economic development and foster personal growth.

Dartmouth Family Centre- $10,000
The Dartmouth Family Centre will expand their programs that target and support older adult participation in the Dartmouth North community.

Dalhousie University - College of Continuing Education- $25,000
This year-long “Mentoring Plus” program will link retirees with grade 10 students. 

Directions Council of Nova Scotia- $25,000
Directions Council of Nova Scotia will pilot a 12-month project to offer social and recreational programs for older adults in four regions across Nova Scotia.

Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre- $18,962
The Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre project will work with community volunteers, project staff and like-minded organizations in Richmond County to create a new and dynamic approach to reducing social isolation.

Inverness Women's Club- $2,100
The Inverness Women’s Club will curate a series of speakers and instructors on important health topics, activities, workshops and discussions with an emphasis on getting more isolated older adults connected and coming to their programs.

Locke's Island Players Society- $9,850
Locke’s Island Players will provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to share their stories and increase their knowledge of theatre. Senior citizens will be supported to share their talents and will be offered empowering training and leadership.

Main-a-Dieu Community Development Association- $8,810
Taking a dynamic approach to address social isolation, the Main-a-Dieu Community Development Association will create an outreach program connecting active older volunteers with socially isolated older adults in their community.

The Municipality of the County of Richmond- $6,000
The Municipality of the County of Richmond will enrol 20 community champions in the Rural Leadership Development Certificate at St. Francis Xavier University. The champions will form a planning group to develop an engagement approach and host conversations in their communities to engage residents in creating an age-friendly Richmond County.

The Municipality of the County of Inverness- $10,000
The Municipality of the County of Inverness will create a Seniors Council with members from district seniors clubs, groups and organization to develop a strategy that addresses issues impacting older Nova Scotians living in rural communities, including seniors.

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre- $3,840
Weekly physical activity programs followed by health classes and social activities will connect older adults in the community, creating a positive aging environment.  Classes will include chair yoga and a walking program.

Middleton United Church- $8,992
Building on earlier success on their Thoughtful Food Project, Middleton United Church will offer an expanded program at the Seniors Villa using gardening, food and programming to expand interactions between older adults and youth. 

Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre- $10,000
The Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre will engage with urban Indigenous seniors, particularly those who are living in poverty and socially isolated, in culturally and spiritually safe spaces and provide opportunity for seniors and Elders to interact with urban Indigenous youth to impart cultural and traditional knowledge.

Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation- $10,000
Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation will hold a three-day conference where Elders will participate in workshops on nutrition, technology, Mi'kmaq medicine, and how to age well and remain independent in their homes and communities.

Red Bear Healing Home Society- $7,352
Red Bear Healing Home Society’s project aims to reach older Nova Scotians in the Annapolis Valley who are experiencing poverty to ensure they are aware of and can access free services and resources.

Sable River Community Hall- $1,506.48
Sable River Community Hall will create an innovative resource based on the Health Matters Framework to share with other communities and stakeholders to promote aging in place while staying connected to community life.