General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
The City African-American Network (CAAN) seeks to build a common bond of fellowship among Black employees who honorably serve the City of Portland. CAAN advocates for fair employment and equal promotional opportunities for African-Americans through positive relationships with City and community leaders who value and embrace “diversity” beyond just awareness. Opportunity Builds Diversity.
City African American Network (CAAN) Affinity Group is
an approved affiliation of Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland.
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Contact us at CAAN@portlandoregon.gov
Leadership Team: Marvin Dean, Ira Bailey, J'reyesha (Jay) Brannon,
Tyesha McCool Riley, Lorraine Wilson, Javarr Requena, Jarrell Hosley, and Leila Haile
CAAN Leadership surveyed Black staff at the start of the pandemic to gauge how the pandemic was affecting Black Staff. Black people are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, but we found it also disproportionately affects us as employees.
Sent November 2020. CAAN Leadership prepared a letter to all Bureau directors following a Black COVID Impact survey CAAN distributed in the summer after the 2020 Pandemic.
CAAN Leadership prepared a report on the City of Portland's Black Workforce. Distributed in March 2021.
Find out what CAAN is doing and events that are coming up