Ontario Keeping Leeds and Grenville Seniors Healthy, Active and Connected

Seniors Community Grants Supports Seniors’ Programs in Leeds and Grenville

NEWSDecember 15, 2022

Brockville – The Ontario government is investing in its seniors in Leeds and Grenville by funding $41,800 in three projects that will help seniors stay safe, fit, active, healthy and socially connected across the community with Seniors Community Grants.

Recipients in Leeds and Grenville include:

  • Beth Donovan Hospice, North Grenville – $7,500
  • The Town of Gananoque – $22,500
  • The Township of Rideau Lakes – $11,800

“These investments make a big difference in the lives of Ontario’s older adults here in Leeds and Grenville,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “Staying connected close to home and safely taking part in local life lets our seniors keep active with friends, family and the community.”

“Seniors Community Grants are keeping our seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected close to home, in their communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government is proud to invest in these projects with local organizations to meet the needs of seniors, provide the supports seniors need and deserve that also help to battle social isolation.”

These projects are part of the 305 Seniors Community Grants investing into communities across Ontario this year.  Since 2018, Ontario has funded 1249 community based projects and invested almost $22 million dollars in Seniors Community Grants that have kept seniors fit, active, healthy and connected while helping to end social isolation and combat ageism.


  • The Seniors Community Grants Program provides funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 for local projects.
  • Ontario’s Seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65


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Photo Caption: MPP Steve Clark is pictured at the Beth Donovan Hospice in North Grenville on Dec 15, 2022 to announce nearly $60,000 in provincial funding. This includes $7,500 from the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility’s Seniors Community Grants to support the extension of the hospice’s services to community members living in remote areas. Seniors Community Grants are also being provided in the amount of $22,500 to the Town of Gananoque and $11,800 to the Township of Rideau Lakes to support seniors-oriented programming in the community. Beth Donovan Hospice is also separately receiving $51,700 in support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to improve accessibility in its driveway and parking lot.