WECAN provides a forum to discuss how and when to collaborate, to share workload and involve one another. WECAN is not a legal entity but an informal network. As an informal network, WECAN retains its independence. The network is governed by a formal governance document which mandates principles around membership and operations.
This guidance is in place to support members and the community in aligning with WECAN’s mission to act as a well-coordinated cancer patient community by building trust, collaboration, alignment and mutual support.
The network, its initiatives, and members are supported by an appointed Chair and Coordination Team. The WECAN Chair is a rotating position held for one year. Each year WECAN members appoint the Chair to represent WECAN externally, ensure that WECAN principles, such as the principle of subsidiarity, are respected, and align the WECAN strategy.