About Us

The African and Caribbean Association of Nunavut (ACAN) is a unified group of people from the community in Nunavut.

Pride • Strength • Unity

The idea to form the African & Caribbean Association of Nunavut (ACAN) was born out of a widespread desire expressed by members of the African and Caribbean community in Iqaluit to create an environment in which members feel welcomed and supported.

For greater certainty and notwithstanding other terms used in this by-laws, 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-descent, Caribbean, West-Indian, Afro-Caribbean, African American, African Canadian in a fair and democratic way, that promotes their economic, social, and cultural well-being within Nunavut.

Our Mission

Proud of who we are and where we come from, we unite to create a caring and vibrant community where all can thrive.

Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance, engage and represent our diverse neighbourhood, where we live, work and play, by facilitating partnerships, programs and services.

Our Values

We also strive to meet individual and communal needs in a way that promotes common values, and in turn nurtures, strengthens, enriches, and unites the people of African descent and our community as a whole.

We make a difference in the lives of people during a very traumatic time in their life. Meeting their medical transport needs eases their burden.

Come and join our vibrant African & Caribbean community

Find more information about membership perks, responsibilities and regulations by filling out our membership form.