Access Program (CAP) is a Government of Canada initiative,
administered by Industry Canada,
that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to
the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively. With
the combined efforts of the federal, provincial and territorial
governments, community groups, social agencies, libraries, schools,
volunteer groups and the business community, CAP helps Canadians,
wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in
the new global knowledge-based economy. Under CAP, public locations
like schools, libraries and community centres act as “on-ramps”
to the Information Highway, and provide computer support and training.
is the key component of the Government
of Canada’s Connecting Canadians initiative, whose goal
is to make Canada the most connected nation in the world. CAP
started in 1994 in rural communities with populations up to 50,000.
Then in December 1999, following a successful pilot program in
urban communities, CAP is now being rolled out to larger population
centres of over 50,000. By March 31, 2001, Industry Canada wants
to establish public Internet access sites in up to 10,000 rural,
remote and urban communities across Canada.
is hoped that CAP sites will increasingly join together in networking
opportunities enabling them to pool resources and form networks
to be able to offer even more to their communities.
CFDC Community Access Program (CAP) Centre.
ElginCFDC CAP Site is widely used by the CMG students, small business
owners, employees, and the general public.
CFDC is the Network Host for 15 CAP sites in Elgin County and
is the administrative head of the network. Go to the CAP
LOCATIONS section to find the closest site in your
300 South Edgeware Road
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada N5P 4L1