Community Action Program for Children

Deborah Lear

Deborah Lear

CAP-C Regional Coordinator

250-847-5211 x206

M: 8:30-12:00

Tues/Weds/Thurs 8:30-4:30

Deborah joined the Friendship Centre in 2016. In this position, she manages the funding for six contracts that deliver pregnancy and early childhood programming throughout the Northwest: in Houston, Smithers, Dease Lake, Kitimat, Terrace, and Prince Rupert.


CAP-C 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.