The Community Access Program was designed to assist communities to establish public Internet access sites and to train local citizens to make use of information technologies for social and economic benefit to the individual and to the community.
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. In Nova Scotia, the Community Access Program (CAP) is a joint initiative of the Federal Government, through Industry Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, managed by the Office of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.
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.