Our History

Founding Mothers
Back: Donna Taylor, Francie Pineo
Front: Joy Murphy, Judy VanAmerongen


CAPRE began in Canning Nova Scotia with four Mothers who had big dreams for  
 their children.

Their children needed meaningful employment with full participation in community life. 

In 1995 CAPRE first business, KATS (Krista’s Around the Town Services), was created. Followed in 1999 by Leah’s Clean and Green Laundry. Other businesses have followed.

Currently, CAPRE supports 9 entrepreneurs with more joining as funding becomes available. CAPRE supports these enterprises by providing fully trained Support Workers who work one-on-one with each Entrepreneur building their businesses from the ground up.