Huron CAP

Free public access computers are available at all 12 branches of The Huron County Library, in partnership with the Huron CAP (Community Access Program). Training sessions are frequently offered at each library CAP site.

The Community Access Program (CAP) is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.

CAP is the key component of the Government of Canada’s Connecting Canadians initiative, whose goal is to make Canada the most connected nation in the world. CAP sites are made possible by the combined efforts of provincial and territorial governments, community groups, social agencies, libraries, schools, volunteer groups, and the business community.

YOUR Support is Needed

Since 1995, the Government of Canada has provided CAP (Community Access Program) funding to public libraries to help provide Canadians with access to the Internet. This funding has allowed Huron County Library to provide public computers and other equipment in all our branches.

At the end of March 2012, Industry Canada ceased its funding support for public libraries as Community Access Program sites.

Financial support of CAP has been critical to our branches and going forward, we will be faced with the possibility of reduced equipment and service. We believe that the public continues to need CAP assistance as much as ever, as many families, for economic reasons, still lack home computers or home Internet access.

Has CAP made a difference to you or someone you know? We want to hear your stories and well will send those messages to Industry Canada. Drop off your CAP Support submissions at any branch of Huron County Library or e-mail skammerer@huroncounty.ca.

The Community Access Program (CAP) is a key part of the Government of Canada’s Connecting Canadians initiative, administered by Industry Canada, to make Canada the most connected nation in the world.

Free public access computers are available at all 12 branches of The Huron County Library, in partnership with the Huron Community Access Program. Training sessions are frequently offered at each library CAP site and self-guided tutorials are available.

The goals of the Huron Community Access are to:

  • Provide residents of Huron County with free public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it;
  • Stimulate development of new electronic learning tools and services;
  • Promote public awareness of the benefits and opportunities of using online information and communications technologies;
  • Support online delivery of government programs and services;
  • Sustain an Internet presence for Huron CAP services and online training modules.