Ontario makes targeted investments dedicated to promoting health, community engagement and well-being for Ontarians aged 55+

NEWS                                                                                                         June 28, 2024

FLAMBOROUGH – Today, Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, announced the Ontario government is investing over $24,000 through the Seniors Community Grants program to help local not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver programs and learning opportunities for Ontarians aged 55+ in Flamborough-Glanbrook.

“Through the Seniors Community Grants, our government is providing seniors with services, activities and programs to ensure they remain active, connected, and thriving in the places they are proud to call home,” said Donna Skelly, Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP. “I am proud to support organizations such as Flamborough Connects, as they bring seniors and our whole community together.”

Flamborough-Glanbrook recipients include:

  • Flamborough Connects – $24,774

“Flamborough Connects is very pleased to receive the Seniors Community Grant. This grant will assist Flamborough Connects in expanding our seniors’ programming, offering enhanced outreach activities in rural Flamborough,” said Colleen Stinson, Executive Director of Flamborough Connects. “We are excited to broaden our programs and serve more older adults within Flamborough, providing meaningful opportunities to seniors who may be socially and geographically isolated.”

Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds of Seniors Community Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 each. This funding allows community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of activities that help seniors to live independently, ensure their safety and security, connect them to their community, avoid isolation and help them achieve greater financial security and social connections.

“Our government is keeping our seniors safe, active and socially connected,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “That’s why we’re proud to provide support through the Seniors Community Grant Program, which gives so many people the opportunity to learn new skills, socialize and take part in community life.”

This announcement comes as Ontario marks Seniors Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of seniors in the province. Earlier this month, Ontario announced annualized funding for over 300 Seniors Active Living Centres that connect seniors to activities, programs and services in their communities.


  • See the full list of 2024-25 Seniors Community Grants.
  • Since 2018, Ontario has invested in over 1700 Seniors Community Grants.
  • See the full list of Seniors Active Living Centres.
  • The number of seniors aged 65 and over is projected to increase significantly, from 2.8 million or 18.4 per cent of population in 2022, to 4.4 million, or 20.3 per cent by 2046.


Samantha Moore

Office of Donna Skelly, Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP