CAP Projects

Community Action Projects (CAPs) are the experiential component of the program. Our Leadership Thunder Bay participants work in “whole brain” teams to complete projects that will influence our city in unique ways. The goal is to build core leadership skills such as project management, innovation and problem solving, as well as courage, empathy and authenticity through collaboration with organizations. This process exposes the participants to consensus building, public/private partnerships, diversity, board development, fundraising and volunteerism, among others.
The projects should positively impact the community and involve bringing together various organizational sectors including public, private and voluntary, to join forces and explore opportunities. Teams choose their CAPS in October and work on them for the duration of the program and present the results at the graduation ceremonies.

Current CAP Projects


Thunder Bay Association of Volunteer Administrators (TBAVA)

TBAVA members are leaders of volunteers from a variety of organizations in Thunder Bay. These teams do not reflect the diversity of the community; particularly Indigenous community members.


Wilderness Discovery Centre

Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities of any kind by providing a world class facility without boundaries that allows them to experience the natural beauty of Northwestern Ontario and to enjoy outdoor activities not otherwise available to them.


Hospice Northwest – The Hike for Hospice Palliative Care

Hospice Northwest presents “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” as this year’s theme for the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care. The hike is a national event hosted by hospices and palliative care organizations across Canada.


Special Olympics Canada 2020

Special Olympics Canada 2020 – Winter Games – Family and Friends Program Thunder Bay will be welcoming 1200 Special Olympics athletes, coaches and support staff along with 600 friends and family members from February 24 to 29, 2020 for a week of competition and special events.