What We Do

Breaking the Poverty Cycle

From Cradle to Career, BCAPI is dedicated to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

Today 1 in 5 Saint John residents live in poverty, but charity alone is not the solution.

After more than a decade of success, we know that when all sectors (business, government and community) work together, poverty can be significantly reduced when the community focuses on equipping our more vulnerable children and youth and young families with the tools they need to succeed in school. It has been proven that education is the primary route to a good paying job. It has the power to change everything – for the individual, their family, businesses, and our community. BCAPI’s primary objectives are:

    • increasing the opportunities for children, youth and single-parents, who live in poverty, to succeed in school and achieve employment that pays a decent wage.


  • the provision of adequate resources in low-income neighbourhoods and schools to enable low income families to improve their wellbeing, work toward economic self-sufficiency, and feel valued as contributing members of a vibrant community.

BCAPI 2013 Repor
BCAPI 2011-2012 OverviewBCAPI 2011-2012 Report Card

2010 Poverty Study Report

2000 Poverty Study Repor

2000 Poverty Study Recommendations