Community Action Program for Children
|Address & Map|
|Site Location||Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre|
|Major Intersection||Centennial Pkwy N and Barton St E|
|Primary Contact||Alison Miller, Community Outreach / Volunteer Coordinator|
|Alternate Contact||Patti McNaney, CAPC Coordinator, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton; Phone: 905-522-1148 ext 321; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Located In Community||Hamilton East|
|Description||The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) provides supports and programs to families with children aged newborn to 6 years in East Hamilton. We assist families in the areas of child health, parenting strategies and community engagement. Programs and services are provided through partnerships with ten child and parent programs. |
The CAPC main office is located in the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Communty Centre. Assistance is available at the office for referrals, information and community support.
* Home Management Program: Provides support and assistance to parents with children ages 0 to 6. Home Management Workers work one-on-one with parents in the areas of child rearing, household management and life skills. Call 905-546-2424 ext 7081.
* Community Access to Child Health (CATCH): A community development program that works with residents to promote healthy children, families and community support. The program’s supports include a Community Resource Centre and a Parent and Child Interactive Playgroup. Call 905-560-6575.
* Hamilton Public Library: Offers the Multicultural Early Learning Development Project (MELD) intended to meet the needs of newcomer families. The program provides parents with supports for their children's early learning and school readiness development including the Summer Reading Club and Storytime for Newcomer Families. Call 905-546-2069.
* Today's Family Early Learning and Childcare: A multi-service agency that strives to meet the diverse cultural, social and economic needs of families. Services include support to community residents to start up small child care businesses in their own homes. Call 905-574-9344 ext 105.
* Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton: Operates a Lunch and Life Skills Program which offers the opportunity for parents to prepare nutritious lunches and snacks. It also provides a Multicultural Parent Education Program that addresses the needs of newcomer families in the areas of education and employment. Call 905-549-2814.
* Immigrant Women's Centre: Is committed to enabling refugee and immigrant women (and their families) to discover and build their new futures through skills development and settlement support. The centre provides services to women and their families in east Hamilton at their site at 2255 Barton Street East. Call 905-573-7663.
Catholic Family Services: St. Martin’s Manor, a program of Catholic Family Services, partners with Good Shepherd Angela's Place to enhance its supports to young parents in East Hamilton including young parent respite services and a fathering group.A Young Parent Transitional Worker is also provided in east Hamilton to support young parents to attend school. Call 905-575-7500 ext 317.
*Tastebuds Hamilton – Student Nutrition Collaborative: Is a partnership of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton. In east Hamilton, 21 schools are supported to provide children with nutritional breakfast and snack programs to facilitate child development and learning. Call 905-522-1148.
*CAPC Systems Navigation Program: Strives to increase service system access for parents of children newborn to six years of age in east Hamilton. A Systems Support Worker provides one-on-one support and group educational opportunities to families in order to connect them with various child and family systems. Call 905-512-3682.
* Riverdale Fallfest: Is an annual fall festival sponsored and organized by CAPC and various community partners. This is a free event that includes entertainment, food, activities and service provider outreach. Riverdale Fallfest provides an opportunity for residents to connect and enhance their community spirit.
* Community Information Drop-In: Is held annually through a partnership between CAPC and the Housing Help Centre. The event hosts tables of community service members who engage directly with area residents to answer questions about community issues. .
CAPC Administration Mon-Wed 9 am-5 pm, Thu 9 am-5 pm
Direction for the Hamilton CAPC Council is provided by a group of dedicated volunteers who make up the Hamilton CAPC Council (HCC). The HCC is comprised of area residents who share their lived experience of the services and opportunities needed to raise their children. The council meets regularly to infuse the perspective of community members into CAPC programming. CAPC values the time and dedication of their volunteers and strives to provide them with leadership opportunities, social connections and teamwork skills. Call CAPC at 905-546-4295 for more information.
|Hours||CAPC Administration Mon-Wed 8 am-5 pm, Thu 9 am-4:45 pm * St Joseph Immigrant Women's Centre Office Thu 9 am-4:45 pm|
|Meetings||Direction for the Hamilton CAPC Council is provided by a group of dedicated volunteers who make up the Hamilton CAPC Council (HCC). The HCC is comprised of area residents who share their lived experience of the services and opportunities needed to raise their children. The council meets regularly to infuse the perspective of community members into CAPC programming. CAPC values the time and dedication of their volunteers and strives to provide them with leadership opportunities, social connections and teamwork skills. Call CAPC at 905-546-4295 for more information.|
|Areas Served||Hamilton East ; Stoney Creek - Lower|
|Bus Routes||(2) BARTON ; (56) CONFEDERATION PARK|
|Languages||English ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu|
|Funding||Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada|
|Service Categories||Children's Play Groups ; Children's Rights Groups ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ; Family Life Education ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Home Management Instruction ; Nutrition Education ~ Pregnant Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Public Health Issues|
|Subjects||Child care ; Children ; Early childhood education ; Free services ; Home support ; Life skills training ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Preschool children ; Recreation ; Youth|