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Community Action Program for Children


Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is designed to help families address the health, behaviour and developmental needs of children. 

Education, Early Intervention, and Prevention are strong components of the program

Services focus on child development, support, group support and learning activities.

CAPC has been a Kootenay Family Place program since 1995 providing extra support to families whenever they might need it.

Who is this program for?

Families with children ages 0 – 6 years are eligible to participate in CAPC programs.

How do I join the group?

You don’t need a referral, just call  or email the CAPC Coordinator: Erin Rooney  778-460-5110

Where does this group meet?

CAPC Programs take place at Neighbourhood House, 767 11th Avenue, right behind Chopsticks Restaurant and beside Hobbit Hill Children’s Centre.


Our Community Garden - Parents plan, plant, harvest, cook and preserve lovely home-grown food.  We compost too!
Ongoing Clothes Closet - drop by and have a look at our selection of free clothing for infants, toddlers and expectant moms.  You can drop off infant & toddler clothing that is clean and in good condition any time.


In some programs we plant, grow, harvest, cook and preserve foods together.


  • Assisting families with children who may have developmental delays.
  • Planning for children’s development and learning activities with families.
  • Enhancing parenting skills and confidence.


Is to connect with parents at KFP and  in the community with a focus on those who may need extra support with a variety of needs such as:

Safety Issues Finances/Budgeting Referrals
Family Conflict Transportation/Housing Nutrition
Child Care Isolation Physical Health
Resources Stress Mental Health
Child Development Play & Parenting Healthy Snack Ideas

 “CAPC is like a big family with lots of parents struggling to do the best we can for our children.  We help each other, communicate and grow together.  I don’t know what would have happened to me and my son if I had not found CAPC.”


Erin Rooney                                                                                          

Kootenay Family Place
767 11th Ave.  Castlegar, BC  V1N 1J7

Tuesday 8:00-1:00

Wednesday 8:30 – 1:30

Referral Form for CAPC Services

Fax to:  250-365-5792
Mail to:  Box 3144, Castlegar B.C. V1N 3H4


CAPC connects with the existing network of child & family-focused agencies and services, including Infant Development, Supported Child Care, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Community Services, Ministry Offices, Harvest Food Bank, Harvest Rescue, Community Gardens.

Public Health Agency of Canada: CAPC website

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