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Family Place Work is Built on Best and Promising Practices and Commits to Evaluation on Local, Regional and National Levels Since its beginnings in 1993/94, Family Place has demonstrated its commitment to ongoing evaluation and to following best and promising practices.

A number of national, regional, and local reports are available that highlight the findings of CAPC and our Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) work over time. We hope that by making these reports more easily accessible, they will help show the success of the programs as well as the areas that require attention in the future. As we move forward with the work, we are focused on improving our impact and outcomes by following up on the recommendations we receive from the multitude of research and evaluation work that is taking place not only within our CAPC and CPNP projects across the country but also within the broader field of early childhood development.

At the Heart of Our Work:  The Theoretical Framework and Core Elements of the Reporting and Evaluation System for CAPC and CPNP in Atlantic Canada

At the Heart of Our Work is a product of an ongoing, participatory process with parents, staff, volunteers, community partners, provincial and federal government representatives, evaluators and researchers associated with the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) in Atlantic Canada. The purpose of the document is to outline a…

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CAPC and CPNP: Sowing the Seeds for Enhanced Capacity in Atlantic Canada

This report synthesizes the results from the CAPC and CPNP project evaluation reports submitted to PHAC Atlantic in 2005. It specifically looks at how creating supportive environments and providing opportunities for participation and involvement enhances capacity-building at the individual, project and community levels. Qualitative data from a selection of 30 reports were broken into meaningful…

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Children and Communities Grow: Atlantic CAPC and CPNP Successes in Public Health

Family Place Highlighted in Children and Communities Grow Publication Children and Communities Grow: Atlantic CAPC and CPNP Successes in Public Health is a collection of 12 stories highlighting the efforts of a sample of CAPC and CPNP projects in Atlantic Canada to improve the lives of children and their families. The booklet represents the collective and…

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From Babies to Boardrooms: A Study of CAPC and CPNP System Level Involvement

From Babies to Boardrooms looks at one part of the regional evaluation – the study of how the core elements provided the foundation for contributions to change at the system level: what happened, who was involved, and the results. This document provides a brief overview. Results show that CAPC and CPNP are: key players in the…

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From Red Tape to Clear Results

From Red Tape to Clear Results Highlights Atlantic Canada Success Stories Community Action Program for Children and Canada’s Prenatal Nutrition Programs The Report of the Independent Blue Panel on Grants and Contribution programs highlights two Atlantic Canada success stories.  At the outset of its work, this panel was asked to “provide advice on how to…

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Making Connections: Linking Theory and Practice within the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Atlantic Children’s Evaluation Sub-committee (ACES) Working Group, made up of children’s program project staff and federal and provincial government representatives, worked together to develop a theoretical framework for the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Through a literature review and consultations, the group identified three core elements…

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Summative Evaluation of Our Work 2004 to 2009

Summative Evaluation of Community Action Program for Children 2004-2009 Background and Context The origins of the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) can be traced to 1990 when Canada, along with 71 other nations made a commitment in the United Nations World Summit for Children to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children. In response…

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