Terms and Conditions



By accessing and using this service, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement. In addition, when using these particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. Any participation in this service will constitute acceptance of this agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the above, please do not use this service.

The CanAsian Arts Network (CAAN) aims to digitally connect Canadian Asian artists and industry representatives from coast to coast to coast with the purpose of improving equity and representation in the arts.

CAAN is not the arbiter of who self-identifies as Canadian Asian / Asian Canadian.

Membership is also extended to CAAN partners who support this initiative financially or through in-kind services.

CAAN re-imagines programming, education and advocates for gaps in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for our communities. We strive to share expertise, build resources, and offer mentorship to develop national projects that increase visibility and impact, while forging pluralistic alliances and addressing the complexities of our intersectionality. 

CAAN is not the arbiter of artistic expression.

We believe that unity and oppositional viewpoints can co-exist in the Asian community and amongst those who practice and support Asian art and cultural forms and together we reflect on the evolving Canadian identity and celebrate cultural, artistic, and social diversity.

Disrespectful conduct or commentary about the following will not be tolerated:
– ethnicity
– race
– culture
– citizenship
– religion
– gender
– language
– sexual orientation
– age
– appearance
– ability
– social status
– or any other attribute.

This Site and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by the CanAsian Arts Network and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Content belongs to the individual artist, and not to CAAN. They may remove their content, or request that it be removed, at any time.

CAAN has limited user ability to download artist content. That said, we cannot guarantee that a user may not take screenshots of content and cannot be held responsible for content that may be shared from this platform.


Violations of terms of service (TOS) may be reported by community members. These will be reviewed by administrators and action may be taken, including the suspension or permanent removal of members from the network.


The privacy of members of the CanAsian Arts Network community is important to us.

We respect all Canadian privacy legislation.

You choose which information you share with members of the community, and with the general public, including contact information. 

While we have no control over how community members use your shared information, we do ask that members of the CAAN respect one another and advise them to obtain permission before sharing contact information and content which is not public-facing.

CAAN will not share your contact information or content with third parties without your consent.

Any information related to members of the CanAsian Arts Network is only shared in the aggregate unless with their express consent.

We may contact you on occasion with information related to the CanAsian Arts Network, invitations, or for account management purposes.


This site and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.


CAAN may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account. All provisions of this Agreement that, by their nature, should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


CAAN reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as we see fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustments to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made by email. If there are any changes in how we use our community members’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by email will be made to those affected by the change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis. 

May 2022