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Métis Community Development & Research

The CAPC Métis Community Development and Research program was run with the intent to empower families and communities as they develop knowledge and skills through designing and implementing programs and services that would complement existing federal, provincial and community programs.  This program assisted Métis Regions in accessing funding and developing proposals for children.  As well, this program organized and co-ordinated community forums to provide information on available resources and how to access them. This program was a federally funded program by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) through the Community Action Program - Children (CAPC).  CAPC  is jointly managed with the provinces and territories, to allow for the identification of priorities and target groups, reflecting each region's particular needs.

CAPC provides long term funding to community-based groups and coalitions to develop and deliver comprehensive, culturally appropriate prevention and early intervention programs to promote the health and social development of children (0-6 years) and their families facing conditions of risk.  These conditions include:

  • 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.  
Special consideration is given to Métis, Inuit and off-reserve First Nations children, the children of recent immigrants and refugees, children in lone-parent families and children who live in remote and isolated communities.
You can learn more of CAPC from the PHAC-CAPC web page or National Network of CAPC & CPNP web page.

Saskatchewan is the only province that used the community development model for CAPC programming.  Because of a high commitment to the success of the projects, funds were set aside to support 3 staff positions throughout the province.  MFCJS CAPC–Community Developer was one of these, responsible for assisting various community projects as assigned by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

After successful conclusion, this model was discontinued in Dec 2011.