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Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a community-based children’s program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Since 1993, CAPC has provided funding to community groups across Canada to develop and deliver programs that promote the healthy development of young children (0-six years). Through CAPC, supports and programming are made available to children and their families facing challenging life circumstances. The program also seeks to promote the creation of partnerships within communities and strengthen community capacity to increase support for vulnerable children and their families.

There are approximately 425 CAPC projects serving over 223,000 vulnerable children and parents/caregivers in over 3,000 communities across Canada each year. Programming offered by CAPC projects vary by locations; however they generally offer child health and development activities, parenting skills programs, nutritional support and collective kitchens, health promotion programs, outreach and home visits, and physical activity programs.

What information will I find here?

This section provides information on the type of support that CAPC offers for children and their families. You will also find links to other sites offering information and resources related to children's health.

To find a CAPC site in your area (search by city or province), click on the map below.

Community Action Program for Children
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E-mail: DCA.public.inquiries@phac-aspc.gc.ca
This publication can be made available in alternative formats upon request.
© Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, 2010
Cat: HP15-11/2-2010
ISBN: 978-1-100-52619-5

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