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

Richard L. Paquette
Ph: 705-698-7443
Facebook: Azilda Community Action Network

Capreol CAN

Mandy Rainville
Facebook: Capreol Can

Chelmsford CAN

Aaron Lacasse
Ph: 705-855-2219

Coniston CAN

Stephen Gauvreau
Ph: 705-694-0048

Copper Cliff CAN

Marg Julian
facebook: Copper Cliff CAN

Donovan/Elm West CAN

Monique Mercier
Ph: 705-677-0533

Flour Mill CAN

Claude Charbonneau
Ph: 705-674-0242

Garson/Falconbridge CAN

Johanna Westby
Facebook: Garson Falconbridge Community Action Network

Minnow Lake CAN

Dean Eyre
Ph: 705-920-1228

Onaping Falls CAN

Mike Armstrong
Facebook: Onaping Falls CAN

South End CAN

Facebook: SE CAN - South End Community Action Network

Uptown CAN

Cortney St. Jean
Email: info(at)uptownsudbury (dot).ca

Valley East CAN

Linette Filippini
Ph: 705-929-9621
Facebook: (VECAN) Valley East Community Action Network

Walden CAN

Jessica Joy
Phone: 705-665-6986
Facebook: Walden Community Action Network (CAN)

Ward 1 CAN

Peter Furino
Ph: 705-522-0741
Facebook: Ward 1 CAN - Sudbury

Ward 8 CAN (New Sudbury east of BarryDowne)

Rachelle Niemela
Ph: 705-805-0575
Facebook: Ward 8 CAN