Organizational Overview

Organizational Overview

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network is a national, not-for-profit organization:
– Established in 1997
– Represents over 340 member organizations and individuals
– Governed by a national thirteen member Board of Directors
– A four member Executive Board of Directors
– Provides a National forum for members to express needs and concerns
– Ensures access to HIV and AIDS related services through advocacy
– Provides relevant, accurate and up-to-date HIV and AIDS information

Mission statement

As a key national voice of a collection of individuals, organizations, and provincial/territorial associations, CAAN provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. CAAN faces the challenges created by HIV and AIDS in a spirit of wholeness and healing that promotes empowerment, inclusion, and honours the cultural traditions, uniqueness and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit and Metis people regardless of where they reside.