CAAP Child Activity Assistance Program

The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 to assists families with the cost of activities.


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Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.


Walkerton: 519-881-0431

Kincardine: 519-396-2116

Port Elgin: 519-389-5580

Wiarton: 519-534-1286

Child Activity Assistance Program

The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00.  The fund assists families with the cost of activities such as school trips, school nutrition programs, extra-curricular activities, arts and cultural programs, Scouts/Brownies etc.  Subsidy is available for dependent children, living at home who are under the age of 18. The maximum funding is $300.00 per year per child.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be a resident of Bruce County
  • You must provide verification of your gross income

Please forward all required application documents to CAAP@brucecounty.on.ca 

Alternately you can mail or fax your documents to Bruce County Human Services:

Bruce County Human Services
PO BOX 399
30 Park Street
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
519-881-0431 or 1-800-265-3005

Fax: 519-881-4324

Financial assistance may be available for fees and equipment or supplies related to sporting programs if local JumpStart Funds have been depleted for the current year.  To apply for subsidy for recreational sporting programs such as hockey, soccer, baseball, or swimming, an application is to be submitted to the Jumpstart program online at:  http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html or hardcopy applications can be picked up at any of the Bruce County Human Service office locations listed below.  Ensure that you allow enough time for Jumpstart to process the application as processing time can be 4-6 weeks.  For more information,  visit the Jumpstart website at: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/about-jumpstart.html.

Contact us
Christine MacDonald
Director Human Services
Department: 
Human Services
Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-0431

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