KAN empowers community members to take action in solving development issues which directly or indirectly hinders their well being.
The organization carries out settlement and integration program, provide support to newcomers, work with new immigrant, children from poor neighborhoods, empowerment of youths, women, seniors and vulnerable individuals through basic computer services, training, information sharing, workshops, back to school programs, micro projects, and community mobilization through community centers, and provide other services that benefit the general public such as connecting individuals to other services and resources.
a grant from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
is now recruiting and selecting participants in the African immigrant
Community, non-African Community to benefit from the Senior Empowerment of
Seniors Through Information Sharing program in Hamilton. This project is being
implemented under the New Horizons for Seniors for Seniors program.
KAN is also engaged in international development and assistance to communities in developing countries by mobilizing resources to provide basic needs such as school supplies, food, clothing, and medication, other relief, and give support to other activities such as agriculture activities.
KAN in partnership with African Heritage Universe ( AHU) has launched a project called Lifeline for Ebola orphans (LEO) scholarship. The scholarship is available to students in the three West African countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) which was hit by the Ebola epidemic in 2013 . The scholarship program provides educational assistance to high school students who lost their parent(s) to the 2013 - 2015 West African Ebola epidemic, and whose ability to remain in school is demonstrably threatened by the financial circumstances of their guardians. The scholarship pays for school fees, books, uniforms, weekly study classes, counseling and help create better environment for your learning both at home and school.
KAN initiated and successful the mobilization of Liberian community leaders across Canada to established the Federation of Liberian Associations in Canada.