Donate Now

FacebookTwitterLinked In

COMMUNITY SERVICES | Working with Scarborough residents to build strong and healthy communities

Scarborough Civic Action Network

Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN) has its own website! Check it out Scarborough Civic Action Network

The Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN) is a network of individuals, community groups, and organizations that builds and supports infrastructure needed for enabling and cultivating meaningful community-based and community-driven civic participation throughout Scarborough with a target of reaching marginalized communities and those most at risk of social exclusion, namely those living in poverty.  SCAN works inclusively with all Scarborough communities to address issues related to equity, inclusion and opportunity for all, and brings people together so that they can engage with each other, learn from each other and speak out with a stronger voice about the issues that matter to them.

SCAN is able to do this work through 3 main areas:

  1. Provide learning, skills training and mentoring opportunities for residents around civic participation and community organizing;
  2. Support community members for active involvement in civic activities including collaborative efforts and resident-led initiatives that would address issues affecting their communities;
  3. Work collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group to take action on issues important to those living in Scarborough


ACSA is currently working closely with other community partners in an effort to get more funding to support the project. If you’d like more information, contact Anna Kim at 416-321-6912, ext 409 or email


Community voices

"My experience in both Silver Spring Park Reading Circle and Beyond Academics has taught me that to create social change and empower these children I need to be more proactive in the solution"
Lamyaa Hassan, Dorset Park, July 2015

United Way Member Agency

United Way