January 24, 2019
On behalf of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), the Board of Directors issues the following statement with regards to the Vancouver City Police Press Release (January 23, 2019) that has identified Chief Executive Officer, Ken Clement, for criminal charges. At this time we have no comment on the charges.
Mr. Clement was dismissed from his position within our organization. CAAN had no prior knowledge of these charges or of the personal activities of Mr. Clement. We do not condone such behavior and will fully cooperate with the Vancouver City Police or other bodies of interest.
All inquiries related to the personal matters of Ken Clement shall be directed to him, or his legal representation.
We would like to assure our membership and community that we remain focused on our mission. Our staff and board are committed to ending HIV and Hep C stigma and discrimination in Canada.
CAAN Board Chair