What is the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo?

The CAP Expo is a community event that has showcased the range of opportunities available for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common interests; from sport and recreation groups, to art, craft, music, leisure, cultural, performing arts, hobby, social and ‘special interest’ groups.

The CAP Expo aims to deliver social inclusion outcomes as being engaged in the community and connecting with others is important for health and wellbeing; in contrast, social isolation can be linked to health risks.

This Expo ‘does the work’ for people who would like to know more, and get started on a plan to participate and connect with others for enjoyment (with the added bonus of improving their health and wellbeing).

How do I apply to be a stallholder at the event?

Applications are not yet open to apply for a stall at the 2020 CAP Expo.

Why would I go to the CAP Expo?

For stallholders, the Expo provides a valuable and cost-effective way of increasing visibility of your group or club and recruiting new members/volunteers. It’s also a chance to show off what your group does!

For participants, the Expo provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups. ‘Special interest’ groups that are often unknown to the community are represented at the Expo. Come along with an open mind and who knows what you might discover! There is something for everyone!

The event includes demonstrations and ‘come and try’ opportunities. You can have direct conversations with key people from interest groups and organisations. They provide much needed information so you can plan to meet with the group at the Expo, or follow up afterwards. Every stallholder at the Expo is inclusive of people of all abilities.

Who are the event organisers?

The project is a partnership between government and non-government organisations. For more information, please email capexpo@act.gov.au