The Inverness County C@P Network Society is a non-profit organization committed to the social, economic and cultural development of their communities through the use of information technology.
There are 13 C@P Sites within Inverness County to assist the community and visitors with Internet access, access to information and communication technology and ICT training needs. Inverness County C@P Network Society (ICCNS) was incorporated in 2002 as the umbrella organization for these C@P sites. ICCNS acts as a receptacle to manage projects and support funds available through C@P Site Initiatives, with Federal and Provincial levels and other sources.
The members of the society are C@P Chairs or their designate. It is comprised of an executive and directors who serve as a network for their sites. Their objective is to support and enhance services for it’s members.
Dwayne MacEachern, President
Rose MacDonald, Vice-President
John Stinson, Treasurer and Secretary
Directors: Doris Fraser, Diane Hawley, Marina MacIntyre, Dwayne MacEachern, Verna MacLean, Derek MacLellan, Debbie Nicholson, John Stinson, John Stub and Patricia McCormick
What is C@P?
The Community Access Program (C@P) was launched in 1994 as part of the federal government’s initiative to make Canada the world’s most connected country.
C@P stands for Community Access Program and the overall goal of the program is two-fold. To provide employment for youth and to inform members of the community about the benefits of the internet and related information technologies, and to help them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to use these new technologies effectively.
The internet has become a powerful tool for economic and social development in today’s global, knowledge-based economy. The government of Canada is committed to providing affordable access to the internet to all it’s citizens, especially low income, disadvantaged and young Canadians.