Canan was born in Istanbul and moved to Michigan in 1969. She received her BS degree from Michigan State University in 1978 and later MS degree from Franklin Pierce University, NH in 2007.
Canan is an enthusiastic member of the community and believes in service. She served in various positions while she lived in Michigan at TACAM (Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan) board including the President of the organization.
Currently she is also an active member of the Boca Raton Rotary Club.
Canan is married to Dr. Cuneyt Ozaktay and they reside in Boca Raton. She is the President and Broker of Epic Solutions Realty.