Catulpa Community Support Services offers MotherCare, Next Step, and CAPC programs. These programs are available to individuals and families who are pregnant and/or parenting children 0- 6 years of age and who are living on a limited annual income in Simcoe County.
The Simcoe County Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is part of a national program that has been supporting young parents, families, and Newcomers to Canada for over 25 years. The CAPC and CPNP programs hosted by Catulpa Community Support Services aim to promote the healthy development of young children from birth to age 6 and support healthy pregnancies and parents/caregivers.
MotherCare is a free weekly program offered to pregnant individuals and is designed to promote healthy pregnancies in a friendly and supportive environment. This program gives participants the opportunity to discuss and receive information about nutrition and healthy eating during pregnancy, pre and postnatal health and wellness, breastfeeding, and newborn care and needs. Participants who attend programs will also have access to:
Next Step Program
The Next Step Program is a free weekly program offered to individuals with children 0 - 36 months (3 years) of age and is designed to support a healthy start for kids. This program gives participants the opportunity to discuss and receive information about nutrition and healthy eating, infant mental health, community resources, child development, health and wellness, and parenting education and support. Participants who attend programs will also have access to:
Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
CAPC programs are free and offered regularly to individuals and families with children 0 – 6 years of age and provide fun and inclusive activities to support healthy children and families. Activities relate to nutrition, health, parenting, and child development. CAPC programs also help parents recognize the needs of their children and can help connect them to resources that will support those needs and promote school readiness and a healthy start in life.
Eligibility varies based on individual programs:
For more information regarding these programs and eligibility, please view the CAPC Program Expectations & Welcome Letter.
View upcoming CAPC events by downloading our monthly calendar!