Building Sustainable Communities


Our 2022/23 session has now ended. You can read our reports about the past workshops here.
The Sustainability on My Mind program wishes to bring a fun but safe way to connect people in the community and share SCAN’s passion for environmental sustainability. The program was born to allow Canadian residents to learn new skills and practical self-sufficiency methods that cost little to no money.
To kick off the program, SCAN will host a series of workshops between November 2022 to June 2023 that will teach residents in the low-income neighbourhood of Malton, Mississauga, about eco-friendly, cost-efficient lifestyle strategies that households can practice on their own. The Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is funding the workshops.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Collaborators


Pictures and videos taken at the Sustainability on My Mind workshops will be used on SCAN’s social media platforms, website, newsletter, and YouTube channel for documentation purposes.

Social Planning Council of Peel

Malton Women Council
Value Life Humanitarian Service
Malton Black Development
The Sustainability On My Mind project is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative


Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing the sustainable advancement of communities through a comprehensive and intersectional approach. At SCAN, we fervently embrace an intricate framework that seamlessly intertwines environmental, social-cultural, and economic considerations, harmoniously addressing the intricate tapestry of challenges faced by marginalized populations, with particular emphasis on visible minority groups.
Our tireless commitment is rooted in a dynamic collaboration with like-minded stakeholder organizations that share our passion and vision. Together, we diligently craft and execute innovative initiatives that embody the essence of cooperation and mutual benefit. Through this concerted effort, we manifest win-win solutions that resonate with all parties involved, amplifying the positive impact on our communities.
Our profound mandate stands as a beacon of hope and empowerment for those who need it most. We steadfastly champion the cause of Youth, Visible Minorities, Women, Low-Income Individuals, the Unemployed, and Newcomers to Canada. With unwavering dedication, SCAN aspires to instill positive change, amplify voices, and create opportunities that pave the way for a more inclusive, resilient, and vibrant future. Join us in our journey to foster lasting transformation, one community at a time..

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Reports from Past Workshops

Testimonies from Attendees


This is a program connected directly to our Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway and Job Creation program. SCAN is increasing the capacity of our ongoing Virtual Career fair with a focus on Black entrepreneurs. In these virtual interviews, business owners freely discuss their personal and professional journey with regards to advice for our youth. This database of interviews provide an introduction and background of participating Employers to students. The gathered content will be available to the general public to be used by schools during Career Fair seasons, webinars, information sessions, organizational partners, and Black History month. We will upload the videos on the SCAN YouTube channel.


Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN)
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