b'COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKCommunity Action NetworkPlacing People at the Heart of Change Community Action Network (CAN) was founded in 1987 to respond to the pressing issues of highunemployment, poor housing, endemic poverty, and the early days of the heroin epidemic in Dublin city. CANs early work was to consult with communities about their needs. Community activistsoften local volunteers working to support the people of stricken neighborhoods - were desperately in need of training in how to build community organizations. CAN showed them how to tackle these overwhelming challenges at the grassroots level.wconnect 202022'