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 7 to 11-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).