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History

Don MuirPlanning for the Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) began in 1993. This planning was led by Don Muir and a group of dedicated volunteers, in order to meet an identified need of individuals with cancer, living on Hamilton Mountain. The organization was incorporated in 1994. Today, CAP provides services for all of the greater region of Hamilton and surrounding communities.

1994
  • CAP began providing services out of Sherwood High School, a temporary location until it could secure a more permanent space
  • CAP had one staff person (Sharon Easton, CAP’s first Executive Director) and seven clients on its roster when the doors opened
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1994
  • CAP moved to Holy Trinity Church on Fennell Avenue
  • CAP provided service for approximately 100 individuals in its first year
2000
  • CAP moved to its current location at 569 Concession Street in order to more effectively meet client needs and to allow for more space to deliver services
2009
  • Sharon Easton moved on from her role as Executive Director
  • Joy Vacca was hired as CAP’s second Executive Director
  • CAP’s staffing team expanded to two people
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2012
  • CAP’s staffing team expanded to three people
2013
  • CAP purchased a second property at 584 Concession Street to accommodate continued growth
2014
  • Joy Vacca retired from her role as Executive Director
  • Bobby Jo Smith was hired as CAP’s third Executive Director
  • CAP rebranded and introduced its current logo
  • CAP brought on a fourth staff person
  • CAP had 132 volunteers and provided service for over 2300 clients
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