Next on the JCAA calendar … General Meeting
Our monthly General Meeting will be on January 27, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Winston Heights Community Centre 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary. Our meeting will focus on our plans for 2018 – Youth, Membership, Administration, Promotions and Events. It is open to the public. Come and participate. We look forward to having you there.
Taste of Jamaica 2018
Another edition of this Jamaican cultural showcase is set for March 31, 2018 at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre 5600 Centre Street N. We will have performances in three categories, Gospel, International Diversity and Reggae. Here are some of the artistes that will be on the show:
- Supa Cee
- Essence of Praise Choir
- Powerhouze Band with Nadi Downs
- Jomar Shepherd
There will be a special Come to Jamaica zone this year … with lots of prizes and surprises. Taste of Jamaica is a family event.
Applications are open for vendors. Please download and complete the vendor application form. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.
We are looking for volunteers to support the staging of Taste of Jamaica. Please complete our on-line volunteer form or print our Volunteer Form then complete and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-828-0508 for more information. Thanks in advance for supporting our event.
- The Grenada/Canada Social and Cultural Association of Calgary celebrates Grenada’s 44th anniversary of Independence on February 17, 2018 at the Winston Heights Community Centre. Tickets are $50 per person. Check their Facebook page for more information
New Program – Journey
We have launched our new video series, Journey, where Jamaicans share their experiences as they moved from life in Jamaica to life in Calgary. Please share these videos with your friends and family planning to move to Calgary and we ask that you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more episodes of Journey.
JCAA Business Partners 2017
- Iconic salon
- Julzz Creation
- Griffiths Insurance and Financial Services
- Natty’s Heritage Wholesale
- Caribbean Choice Foods
- Lloyd’s Patty Plus
- Affordable Plumbing
Show your membership card and inquire about the discounts you get. Conditions apply.
Monthly General Meeting - January
You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA). The meeting will be held at the Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will outline our operational plan for 2018. Come with your questions and comments about how the JCAA can make a greater impact on our community.
Celebrating Black History Month
The Caribbean community associations are joining forces to celebrate Black History Month. This will be a educational, entertaining session as each island provides a sample of their history and legacy. Join us as we recognize the achievements of black pioneers and trailblazers.
When: February 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Taste of Jamaica 2018
Come enjoy a showcase of Jamaican culture … food, music, dance, poetry, language and more….
This festival has been going for more than 20 years as the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta shares the rich, warm Jamaican culture with Albertans. Entry to the event for all adults includes a sample of real Jamaican cuisine – Jamaican dumplings, jerk chicken, patties and our national dish of ackee and saltfish.
More details soon !!!
Special Kidz Zone with rap sessions with the Police, Fire Dept, JCAA and a financial institution. Plus .. a Kids Talent show. Fun for the entire family
Book the date! Check our Gallery for shots from Taste of Jamaica 2017
Monthly General Meeting - JanuarySaturday, January 27, 2018Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Celebrating Black History MonthSaturday, February 24, 2018Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Taste of Jamaica 2018Saturday, March 31, 2018Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
Get to Know Us
The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) was formed in 1980 out of a need to share the Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary community. In November 1982 the association was registered as an incorporated non-profit organization under the Alberta Societies Act.
Since its inception, the JCAA initiated and/or supported several community events within and outside of the City of Calgary. We have also supported numerous activities and initiative in Jamaica. The JCAA has been an integral part of the Caribbean Community Council (CCC) the hosts of the annual Carifest and most recently the Caribbean Heritage Sports Council (CHSC) sports day. We have also been involved in supporting other major cultural festivals including Globalfest and Reggaefest. We see ourselves as an important part of the diversity fabric in our city.
Learn more about our organization by reading more about our rules, plans and recent achievements:
There are four (4) types of membership options available with the JCAA – Family, Individual, Student and Senior. Membership is renewable on an annual basis. Membership fees are:
Benefits to being a member of JCAA
- Social events
- Member discounts
- Business opportunities
Apply By Mail
Print the JCAA Application Form and mail to:
Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
P.O. Box 22264
Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1
Or Apply Online
- Please complete the all required fields.
- Click below to pay online or mail payment (cheque or money order only)
- Payment should be made to Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta.
- Once approved, your membership card (s) will be mailed to you.
- To provide social interaction among members and facilitate desirable relations with the community at large
- To advocate and represent our Jamaican community on public matters which affect their welfare, integration and development
- To respond to diverse social needs
- To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic and cultural integration within the Canadian society
- To provide social interaction among our members and the community through hosting and participating in various sporting events
To fulfill our objectives we create operating plans each year. These operating plans are aligned to our strategic plan 2016-2021.