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Monthly General Meeting - January

January 27, 2018

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.

This meeting is open to members and visitors. Anyone who has an interest in the Calgary and Jamaican communities.  We look forward to seeing you!
Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $FREE

Celebrating Black History Month

February 24, 2018

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
Where: TBA
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Taste of Jamaica 2018

March 31, 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

Download a copy of the Taste of Jamaica 2017 Program Brochure

Book the date! Check our Gallery for shots from Taste of Jamaica 2017

Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
From 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Jan 27

    Monthly General Meeting - January

    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Feb 24

    Celebrating Black History Month

    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Mar 31

    Taste of Jamaica 2018

    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    Thorncliffe 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:


Meet Our Executive Team


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:

$30 CAD
$20 CAD
$15 CAD
$15 CAD

Benefits to being a member of JCAA

  • Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Social events
  • Member discounts
  • Business opportunities

Apply By Mail

Print the JCAA Application Form and mail to:

Membership Secretary
Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
P.O. Box 22264
Bankers Hall
Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1

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  • 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.

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