705-733-3227 info@catulpa.on.ca


As of May 2020, all CAPC, Next Step and MotherCare programs and services are being provided virtually. If you are interested in joining one of our programs, we ask you to read our Simcoe County CAPC - Remote Welcome, Program Expectations, Consent Letters to learn more about eligibility, the information we require and privacy. To register for our programs, please call us at 705-733-3227 ext. 2236 or email capc@catulpa.on.ca

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Programs and Services

CAPC, MotherCare, Next Step

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

For children up to the age of 6.

CAPC is a program for Simcoe County families with children up to the age of 7 who currently have low income. No referral is needed.

CAPC programs provide fun and inclusive activities to support healthy families. Activities relate to nutrition, health, parenting and child development. CAPC programs help parents recognize the needs of their children, and help them connect to resources that will support those needs, to promote school readiness and a healthy start in life.

The CAPC program also offers a wide variety of specific information program sessions. Topics may include Young Parent Supports, Programs for Newcomers to Canada, Gardening, Nutrition and Food Skill building, Parenting Programs, and Early Learning/Family Literacy Programs. The information program sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each community. Eligibility for each of the program sessions may vary. 

MotherCare Prenatal Program (CPNP)

For support during pregnancy

MotherCare (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program) provides support to women who are pregnant, living in Simcoe County, and who have low income or are receiving social assistance. No referral is needed.

MotherCare is a free weekly program helping promote healthy pregnancies in a friendly and supportive drop-in environment. Participants receive support and information on a wide-range of relevant issues such as pre and postnatal nutrition, breast-feeding, health, community resources, and becoming a parent. Nutritious foods, grocery gift cards and prenatal vitamins are provided to program participants.

Next Step Program

For parents with children under 3 years

The Next Step program supports Simcoe County parents with low income or who receive social assistance and who have children up to 36 months (3 years) of age. No referral is needed.

Next Step is a free weekly program that promotes and supports a healthy start for kids in Simcoe County in a friendly and supportive drop-in environment. The program supports healthy families by providing nutrition, health, parenting and child development information and resources for women with children up to 36 months old. Nutritious food and free grocery cards are provided to eligible program participants.