CAPRE, short for "Community Association of People for REAL Enterprise," had its humble beginnings in the picturesque town of Canning, Nova Scotia. The organization sprouted from the collective vision of four determined mothers, each fueled by unwavering determination and a shared dream for their children. These pioneering women knew that their children deserved more than just ordinary opportunities; they aspired to carve out a future where their loved ones could find meaningful employment and experience the richness of full participation in community life.
Driven by their passion and the belief that every individual deserves a chance to thrive, these founding mothers embarked on a journey that would ultimately transform the lives of countless others. Their dedication to realizing their vision laid the foundation for CAPRE's mission, shaping it into an organization that strives to empower individuals with diverse abilities to lead fulfilling lives, contribute to their communities, and achieve their dreams.
Our Board of Directors
Marc Charrier, Chair
Sara Whynot, Vice Chair
Jennifer Davison, Secretary
Robert Bullerwell, Treasurer
Joy Murphy, Member
Our mission is to support the realization of personal potential for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities through person-centered planning, social enterprise, innovation, partnership and community engagement.
Our vision is to create a world where individuals of all abilities are fully integrated into their communities and actively engaged in meaningful employment and enterprises.