About CAPC

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

CAPC targets children living in low income families; children living in teenage-parent families; children experiencing developmental delays, social, emotional or behavioural problems; and abused and neglected children.

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a Public Health Agency of Canada initiative that focuses on forming partnerships in the community.

The purpose of CAPC is to create opportunities for families, neighborhoods and communities to work together so that by the age of six, all children will have developed to their optimum level – physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

CAPC programs are provided primarily for teen parents, newly immigrated parents and parents who are socially isolated due to economic circumstances, illness, disability, place of residence and/or ethno-cultural factors, who have children 0 to 6 years of age.

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CAPC programs are currently running in Georgina, Markham and Vaughan.

CAPC programs are free and are offered in multiple mobile locations throughout York Region to eligible families with children ages 0 months to 6 years of age.

Project Facilitator: Melanie Whittington

Phone: 905-806-1895


What to Expect

We provide a wide range of developmentally appropriate, fun, and interactive learning opportunities for you and your child to explore together.

CAPC provides families and caregivers with children ages 0 through 6 years, a range of programs which can offer support in their parenting or caregiving role as well as provide a safe environment where children can experience a variety of age appropriate learning activities and practice new skills.

Activities include creative, science and math experiences, circle time, activities that promote literacy and social and emotional development.

CAPC offers outdoor programming when permitted.

Resources and Support

Families will receive access to various helpful resources and tips within the community to help support your child’s growth, development, and transition to school.

Build Relationships

Families will receive an opportunity to interact with their children and other families and staff while utilizing age appropriate learning materials that contribute towards building relationships that will last a life time.


Early Literacy events are held throughout the year that are fun, interactive and often provide families with a complimentary activity bag full of resources, and program materials.

Community Action Program for Children

Find out more details

To find out more about the CAPC locations and program information, please complete the form and our Program Facilitator will connect with you.


It’s been a great experience for my children attending the programs organized by CAPC -Vaughan. They look forward to morning circle time and I have seen my daughter progress week to week who participates in the Seamless transitions program.

– Cheryl & Fabian Burke

My son and I have really enjoyed the great work in the capc programs. We love the songs, books, craft ideas, recipes and support they have provided. We feel included even from a distance and have a good laugh.

– Nicole, Ethan & Madi

I really enjoyed the outdoor program. I felt safe. I think it was perfect if people wanted to wear their masks they could and if they felt distanced enough, they could take it off. I liked that we were distanced but close enough that my boy could see other little people his age with their families.

– Cindy & Grandchild Michael