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-4 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 
 
Parents and Caregivers (legal guardians) of children ages 17 and under * Harmony musical program server 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
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-735-1251
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-1870 ext 250
Fax 613-735-2378
E-Mail cpan@phoenixctr.com
Website www.renfrewcountycpan.ca
Primary Contact Lyn Smith, Executive Director, CPAN; Phone: 613-735-9579; Email: lsmith@phoenixctr.com
Primary Executive Greg Lubimiv, Executive Director, Phoenix Centre for Children and Families; Phone: 613-735-2374 ext 231; Email: glubimiv@phoenixctr.com
Names
Alternate Name CPAN
Legal Name Renfrew County Youth Services
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Pembroke
Address & Map
The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families
130 Pembroke St W, Ste 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: www.facebook.com/childpovertyactionnetwork
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/renfrewcpan?lang=en
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 www.renfrewcountycpan.ca
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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