Get involved with CAN's Portfolio Groups
CAN is largely a volunteer-driven organisation, both nationally and in our local groups. As such, we need your help to make things happen!
Many of CAN's regular activities have been grouped into Portfolio Groups - see the table below for more details. These are relatively informal groupings of people who collaborate on a particular set of tasks or issues. Each Portfolio's activities are guided by the national Committee and links with other Portfolio groups are also provided where necessary.
It doesn't matter if you've never done anything like this before or you don't think you have skills of use to us. The number one attribute we're looking for is enthusiasm! We're happy for you to "listen and learn" initially and then slowly get more involved in a Portfolio. If necessary, some training of Portfolio members will also be investigated. With a group of people in each Portfolio, this also allows you to spread the workload and to be able to scale back down if other commitments crop up.
If you want to know more about how Portfolio Groups work, check out our Beginner's Guide.
If you're interested in a particular Portfolio, contact Lou Gallagher for more details, or simply Request Membership.
|Portfolio Group||Description / Purpose||Join|
|Central Organisations Relationships|
This Group is for the development and maintenance of all relationships and other communications with Central Organisations. These orgs could include:
Typical activities for this portfolio include:
|Volunteer & Group Development|
This group is for developing and supporting CAN's volunteer networks & local groups. The tasks of this group could include:
CAN has a volunteer and staff development strategy to help guide this group.
This group provides support for CAN's electronic resources and tools. This includes:
This group will also help develop CAN's Communications strategy.
This group provides support for CAN's media relations. This could include:
This group is also likely to be involved in the development of public resources and media material for CAN campaigns, such as "share the road" and lower speed limits.
|Technical & Policy|
This group is for the development of CAN policies on various topics and providing technical (planning/design) advice to members and others.
This group work includes policy creation (framework already exists and several policies have been finalised), technical advice and discussion, legal advice and urban design assistance.
|Activities & Events|
This group oversees the coordination of major CAN activities including:
The tasks required might include determining dates and venues, organising equipment/resources/catering/etc, and promotion of activities. Some activities may involve a paid coordinator position.
The nature of these activities means that this portfolio group may not need to be continually active. Rather, members of this portfolio could contribute as required to proposed events coming up.