Monthly General Meeting
The next monthly general meeting will be held on April 29, 2017 at the Winston Heights Community Centre 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will discuss plans for the rest of the year, a review of Taste of Jamaica and the launch of new programs. The meeting is open to the the public. We look forward to seeing you there.
Taste of Jamaica Raffle 2017 – The Winning Tickets
1st prize – ticket # 1061 (Tickets on WestJet)
2nd prize – ticket # 625 (Appleton rum basket)
3rd prize – ticket # 1707 (Jamaican attractions package)
Congratulations to the winners and we thank everyone who supported us.
Mini Culture Expo
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.
Annual General Meeting
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.
New Year's Eve Gala 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!
Mini Culture ExpoSaturday, May 27, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Monthly General Meeting - JuneSaturday, June 24, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
Jamaica Independence CelebrationsSaturday, August 5, 2017
Annual General MeetingSaturday, October 28, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
New Year's Eve Gala 2017Sunday, 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:
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.