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Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta

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Promoting Jamaican culture in Calgary






The JCAA will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 29, 2016 at Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE starting at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will review the organization's performance for the past year, elect the Executive for the new year and review the 5-year strategic plan for the organization.  The meeting is open to all however only members in good standing are eligible to be nominated for executive positions as well as vote in the meeting. We look forward to a postive, purposeful meeting.

Ring in 2017 at the JCAA New Year's Eve Gala on December 31, 2016. The best Caribbean party to ring in the new year will be at the Exectuive Royal Hotel, 2828 23rd Street NE, Clagary. Tickets are $80 per person and are available from Tony (403-477-6102) or Donnovan (403-992-9003). Tickets are also available online on Eventbrite (fees apply) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-years-eve-gala-2016-tickets-27415792373  Come ring in 2017 with great food, great music and a great athmosphere.  Please share with your friends, family and colleagues. This will be the best Caribbean party of the season. 


The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) was formed in 1980 out of a need to share the Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary community. The association was registered in 1982

Since it's inception, the JCAA has initiated and/or supported several community events and participated in activities in Jamaica, within and outside the City of Calgary. The Association has been an integral part of the Caribbean Community Council and it's Caribbean festival, Carifest, participating in such activities as the Parade, Ms. Carifest Pageant, the Gospel Concert and the Sunshine Festival.  Our signature event is Taste of Jamaica which is a showcase of Jamaican cuisine, arts and culture.  This event has been hosted by the JCAA for over twenty years.

In order to maintain communication among its members, the JCAA publishes a quarterly newsletter, hosts a number of social events throughout the year, and hosts a general meeting on the last Saturday of each month.




  • 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 satisfactory development
  • To respond to diverse social needs
  • To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic, and cultural integration within the Canadian society


The Executive for 2015-16
President Donnovan Simon
Vice President Robert Shippie
Asst. Secretary
Anice Thomas
Roseta Shippie
Treasurer Verona Sinclair
Public Relations Officer Christopher French
Membership Secretary
Asst. Membership Secretary
Heather Harding
Youth Coordinator Faith Greaves​
Social Coordinators Anthony Singh
Mike Brown
Immediate Past President Bob Arthurs

The executive term is for the calendar year of 2016 with new elections slated for the Annual General Meeting on October 29, 2016.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
  • Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
  • P.O. Box 22264
  • Bankers Hall
  • Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1
  • 403-775-1235
Social Media

Get Involved

Do you want to volunteer with the JCAA?
Would you like to be a volunteer with the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta? Please contact us and we will let you when an event is being scheduled. If you would like to know what we are planning this year, look at the Calendar of Events for more information.
Read the newsletters
Please read the newsletters sent to keep the membership updated on what is happening in the JCAA