Community Action Program for Children

What is CAPC?


The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) provides funds to community-based groups and coalitions to offer programs and services that address the health and development of children from birth to six years of age and their families. Currently, there are approximately 450 CAPC projects operating in more than 3,000 communities in Canada. 40 projects are funded in Atlantic Canada.


The CAPC project has been operating from the Memory Lane Family Place since January, 1994. The project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, under the Brighter Futures Initiative. It is sponsored by the Sackville Family Day Care Association. Programs are developed and implemented based on needs identified by parents. Programs are designed to encourage parent participation in a supportive environment. Other core elements include working from a strengths-based, capacity-building perspective and systemic approaches.


Project Goal

The goal of the CAPC project is to provide parents with an opportunity to develop personal resources, which will impact the future development of their children, as well as their own lives.


Program Descriptions

For descriptions of CAPC programs, please download the 

"Program Description" document, found on the right of this page.