Community Action Networks

Community Action Networks (CANs) bring people together to build a Healthy Community. Healthy Communities are strong and vibrant. They emerge from the collaborative efforts of citizens who care about where they live and want to make their neighbourhoods the best they can possibly be. Community Action Networks provide resources to make this happen.

The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the following benefits in establishing and supporting Community Action Networks:

  • CANs enhance the overall quality of life in Greater Sudbury’s social, environmental and economic sectors.
  • CANs enable citizens to participate, appreciate, and fully understand the services offered by community organizations and groups.
  • CANs help to identify community needs and establish co-operative working relationships.
  • CANs promote democracy and inclusiveness by giving participants (community members, City Council, and City staff), a unique vehicle to work in harmony toward common goals.
  • CANs provide a mechanism for planning at the community level by identifying the different projects with which individual Community Action Networks will be involved.
  • CANS take action and implement projects and initiatives which have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Sudbury.

For general information about Community Action Networks, please call the City of Greater Sudbury at 311.

Community Action Networks have been formed in the following areas:

Azilda CAN

Lindsay Laur
Phone: 519-573-1629
Email: azildacanchair@gmail.com
Facebook: Azilda Community Action Network

Capreol CAN

Barbara Boucher
Phone: 705-988-5252
Email: capreolcommunityaction@gmail.com
Facebook: Capreol Can

Chelmsford CAN

Aaron Lacasse
Phone: 705-855-2219
Email: alacasse@cptm.ca         

Coniston CAN

Sara Kitlar-Pothier
Email: coniston.can.chair@gmail.com
Facebook: MyConiston.ca

Copper Cliff CAN

Marg Julian
Email: margjulian@sympatico.ca
Facebook: Copper Cliff CAN

Donovan/Elm West CAN

Monique Mercier
Phone: 705-561-6178
Email: moni.mercier@yahoo.com

Flour Mill CAN

Claude Charbonneau
Phone: 705-674-0242
Email: 401charbonneau@gmail.com

Garson-Falconbridge CAN

Eddie Astgen
Phone: 705-918-1040
Email: eddieastgen@gmail.com
Facebook: Garson Falconbridge Community Action Network

Kingsmount-Bell Park CAN

Toni Calabrese
Email: info@ward10can.com
Website: www.ward10can.com

Minnow Lake- Ward 11 CAN

Dean Eyre
Email: mlcan.exec@gmail.com

Onaping Falls CAN

Amanda Linton
Email: onapingfallscan@gmail.com
Facebook: Onaping Falls CAN

South End CAN

Email: southendcan@gmail.com
Facebook: SE CAN - South End Community Action Network

Uptown CAN

Cortney St. Jean
Email: info@uptownsudbury.ca
Website: www.uptownsudbury.ca

Valley East CAN

Suzanne Leblanc
Ph: 705-507-0381
Email: srleblanc@hotmail.com
Facebook: (VECAN) Valley East Community Action Network

Walden CAN

Kendra MacIsaac 
Katie Ambeau-Parent
Email: Waldencan2@gmail.com
Facebook: Walden Community Action Network

Ward 1 CAN

Peter Furino
Phone: 705-522-0741
Email: j.f.furino@bell.net
Facebook: Ward 1 CAN - Sudbury

Ward 8 CAN (New Sudbury East of Barry Downe)

Rachelle Niemela
Phone: 705-822-1276
Email: info@ward8sudbury.ca
Website: https://ward8sudbury.ca
Facebook: Ward 8 CAN

Ward 12 -New Sudbury CAN

Julie Labre and Spenser McCall (Co-Chairs)
Email: ward12newsudbury@gmail.com
Website: www.ward12newsudburycan.com