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Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a community-based children's program that promotes the healthy development of young children (0-6 years).

Since 1993, CAPC projects have been supporting 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.

Through this initiative, the Public Health Agency of Canada funds 415 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 varies by location; however they generally offer child health and development activities, parenting skills programs, nutritional support and collective kitchens, physical activity programs, outreach and home visits.