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John Kirkby founded CAP in 1996 in response to the tremendous poverty he saw in his home city of Bradford, England. As a Christian, he believed God was calling him to use the skills gained through 17 years experience in the consumer finance industry to reach out to people suffering under the burden of debt.
Armed with just a few pounds and his faith that God would provide, John set off on an incredible journey. Since then CAP has grown into a large UK charity that has given thousands of people a real answer to debt and hopelessness in the UK, and later also in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Canada.
Since 2013, CAP Canada has been working hard to provide hope and support for those struggling with debt. In 2016 we launched CAP Job Clubs – a group service designed to help people back into employment – with fantastic results. Year after year we’ve reached more people, provided more support, and changed more lives.
In short, we are Christians Against Poverty.
We are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment, and struggle. Working with local churches, we bring hope, good news, and freedom to Canadians.