Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Program
Fact: "At the 1990 United Nations World Summit for Children, the leaders of 71 countries made a commitment to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children. CAPC is the largest program of this initiative." Public Health Agency of Canada.
What's more: CAPC is one of three national programs that provide local services to improve the health and development of children; the others are the Canada Prenatal Nutritional Program (CPNP) and Aboriginal Head Start (AHS). These programs are governed by certain guiding principles, focusing on the philosophy of 'children first'. They are community-based, committed to equity, accessibility, strengthening and supporting families, flexibility, and partnerships.
At the Friendship Centre, our doors are open: We provide services, information and support as a host agency for programs serving the communities of Houston, Smithers, Dease Lake, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Our pregnancy outreach and parenting programs assist with the health and development of children ages six and under.
How we can help: We provide quality early childhood programs and family support to all families with children ages six and under. We provide support, education and resources to families to help raise their children. We believe it does take a community to raise a child.
For more information about services provided by the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre, please call 250.847.5211 or visit www.dzelkant.com.
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