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Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN)

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Description and Services
Description (Service) CPAN is a network of 62 organizations and over 600 kind and caring individuals working together to eliminate the effects of child poverty in a manner that is empowering and inclusive. CPAN works using a 3 pronged approach: * public education * advocacy * practical assistance through various programs created to help local children in need * Tools for School: provides backpacks, school supplies and shoes * Operation Snowsuit: collects and redistributes gently used and new snowsuits, boots, hats and gloves* Harmony for Renfrew County: offers art-based lessons to youth (12-18 yrs) using the pay-it forward model * creation and delivery of a School Inclusion Project in 8 schools, to assist with some school fees * Good EGG Program: Is supporting schools to build edible gardens, so that all children can learn to grow and have the opportunity to eat healthy nutritious food. *
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-3 pm * call ahead as CPAN staff are not always available
Meetings Steering committee meets 4-6 times per year * other committees : Operation Snowsuit * Poverty Reduction Straegy * Fundraising * Festival of Trees
Areas Served Renfrew County
Boundaries Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and under 
Must be parents and/or guardian (legal guardians) of children ages 17 and under * Harmony musical program serves youth ages 12-18 years old
Application No referral needed, call, email, Facebook * see website for application for Tools for Schools and Operation Snowsuit
Languages English
Fees None ; We rely on funding from grants, fundraisers and donations as well as strong volunteer support. Please contact us if you can help by donating items, skills or funding.
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-735-1251
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-1870 ext 250
Fax 613-735-2378
Primary Contact Lyn Smith, Executive Director, CPAN; Phone: 613-735-9579; Email:
Alternate Contact Jeremy Paplinskie, Program Coordinator; Phone: 613-735-9573
Primary Executive Greg Lubimiv, Executive Director, Phoenix Centre for Children and Families; Phone: 613-735-2374 ext 231; Email:
Alternate Name CPAN ; RCC
Legal Name The Phoenix Center for Children and Families
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Pembroke
Address & Map
The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families
130 Pembroke St W, Suite 200
Pembroke, ON K8A 5M8
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Intersection Prince St and Pembroke St W
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Accessible Entrance with office on ground level
Parking Parking lot nearby
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Established 2000
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations
Service Categories Children's Rights Groups ~ Poverty Issues ; Hunger/Poverty Action Groups ; Issue Advocacy ~ Poverty Issues ; Legislative Advocacy ~ Poverty Issues ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; School Supplies ; Shoes ; Winter Clothing
Print Material Available on website
Resources Poverty Survival Game * Poverty Jeopardy * website * Facebook page * handouts * presentations
Accreditation Phoenix Centre is CPAN's host agency and is accredited

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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