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Upcoming Events

Monthly General Meeting - April

April 29, 2017

Join us for our monthly general meeting.  The meeting is open to the public both Jamaicans and anyone who is interested in what our association does.

Meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary.

This meeting will focus on

  • Report on Taste of Jamaica
  • Summer events
  • New programs

We look forward to having you at our meeting.

Where: 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mini Culture Expo

May 27, 2017

You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA)

This meeting will be a Mini Cultural Expo – we will share the culture from other nations as we promote diversity and inclusion.

This meeting is open to members and visitors. There is no cost to attend. Anyone who has an interest in the Calgary and Jamaican communities is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you!
Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Monthly General Meeting - June

June 24, 2017
Where: Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jamaica Independence Celebrations

August 5, 2017

We will celebrate Jamaica’s Independence with several activities including:

  • Church service
  • Civic ceremony
  • Community event

Annual General Meeting

October 28, 2017

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta

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!

This meeting will review the organization’s activities and achievements for the last year and elect officers for the new year. Only JCAA members in good standing are eligible to participate in the election process.

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

New Year's Eve Gala 2017

December 31, 2017

Come ring in 2018 in a warm, Jamaican style.  Share great food, great music and great company.
Date: December 31, 2017
Cocktails @ 7:00 p.m. (paid bar will be open)
Dinner @ 8:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Formal

More details to follow.  Plan to attend!

 

 

From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
Cost: $per person
  • Apr 29

    Monthly General Meeting - April

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • May 27

    Mini Culture Expo

    Saturday, May 27, 2017
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Jun 24

    Monthly General Meeting - June

    Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
  • Aug 5

    Jamaica Independence Celebrations

    Saturday, August 5, 2017
  • Oct 28

    Annual General Meeting

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve Gala 2017

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

Membership

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:

Family
$30 CAD
Individual
$20 CAD
Student
$15 CAD
Senior
$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

Or Apply Online

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Objectives

  • 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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