The Community African Network, CAN is a network of African led organisations working together to address key issues affecting the African community in London.
CAN was established in June 2016 when 7 local organisations agreed to jointly advocate, campaign, and promote issues around health and well-being affecting African in the UK. The Community African Network registered formally as a Limited by Guarantee November 2019. CAN is a community organisation that is managed by a committee including a chair, secretary, and treasurer.
The Community African Network has grown organically from 11 to 15 member organisations. Over the years member organisations have built their internal capacity through training, advocacy capabilities through joint outreaches and support from the Hackney Council Voluntary Service (HCVS).