Proud of our diverse cultural backgrounds, traditions, and heritage.
Encourage and facilitate inclusive and harmonious communities.
Promote unity amongst members of the organization and the community.
WE ARE ACAN
The African & Caribbean Association of Nunavut (ACAN) is an inclusive association aiming to constitute an open and accountable forum, representing all individuals who express interest in issues as they relate to those who are Black, African, Caribbean, Afro-Inuit or Afro-Canadian-descent… in a fair and democratic way, that promotes their social, economic, and cultural well-being within Nunavut.
The African & Caribbean Association of Nunavut (ACAN) is rooted in the collective voices and actions of a growing and diverse community of Black people living and working in Nunavut. Our purpose is to build a community where all feel welcome and have a sense of belonging, honouring our heritage and Inuit Nunangat.
We envision a dynamic and flourishing Black community with a
deep-rooted legacy of uplifting one another and enriching lives.
ACAN’s mission is to cultivate a community that leverages the
collective talents and resiliency of Black people in Nunavut and
advances their economic and social wellbeing through cultural
ambassadorship, entrepreneurship and financial literacy
support, youth and community development, education and
training, and responsible leadership.
Our Strategic Priorities
We are committed to building capacity for youth, family and, community advancement.
Youth Education and Development
Economic and Social Development
Cultural Ambassadorship and Hub
Community Engagement and Collective Action
Capacity Building and Organizational Development
Come and join our vibrant African & Caribbean community