The CAP Network was founded in 2003 under the name “CAP/AIDS Network” as a direct response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. CAP/AIDS worked with local grassroots community groups who were mobilizing to respond prevent further spread of HIV, provide comfort and care to those living with HIV/AIDS and to help communities overcome the myriad of challenges to health, wellbeing and sustainability that are the impact of HIV/AIDS.
In 2014, we changed our name to CAP Network, to reflect the growing diversity of projects and community priorities supported through the Network and our transition to our current shared platform model.
Our Network Model facilitates three-way partnerships between the Canadian community, operating under the CAP Network umbrella, the African partner project and the Network. The CAP Network acts as a bridge between Canada and Africa, providing support to efforts on both sides to maximize impact towards our shared goals. Affiliate Communities lead their efforts to engage Canadian audiences and to advance fundraising goals. These groups are supported by CAP Network staff to develop and execute strategies and to effectively monitor the impact of funds invested in African communities.”
Our growing network includes 10 active Canadian Affiliate Communities who are, together, raising funds for our collective investment in 12 African community-driven projects, creating positive impact in 5 countries.