Next monthly general meeting
The next monthly meeting of the association will be held on Saturday January 26th, 2019 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Winston Heights Community Centre 520 27 Avenue NE. The meeting is open to the public and will discuss the association’s plan for 2019, upcoming events and a review of recent events. We look forward to seeing you there.
Taste of Jamaica 2019
- Spot Light – talent hunt for Taste of Jamaica – February and March
- Invest in Jamaica seminar – April 18
- Cultural Showcase – April 20
Watch this space from some exciting details on our annual showcase of Jamaica and Jamaican culture in Calgary.
Upcoming Caribbean events
- January 19 – Caribbean Youth Collective – Youth Workshop
- February 2 – Unganisha by Woezo Africa Music and Dance Theatre
- February 23 – Caribbean Black History Month celebrations
Please check with the respective associations for details about these events. Let’s all support what’s happening in the community
View our 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.
Monthly General Meeting - January
The monthly general meeting of the association is open to the public. All members are invited to participate. This meeting’s agenda will include
- Review of operational plan for 2019
- Upcoming events
- Review of recent events – NYE Gala
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
FREE and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
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 23, 2019
Where: Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8th Avenue NE
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Monthly General Meeting - March
You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA).
Invest in Jamaica seminar
Come learn about Jamaica, it’s investment climate and current opportunites. Ask questions related to regulations, business processes, law, taxation and real-life experiences for an investor.
Jamaica is known for reggae, sea, sand and sunsets. Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Shaggy, Sean Paul and many others have put this island on the map globally. There is so much more to Jamaica and investors from all over the world have found it to be a great place to build wealth and grow their businesses. Come get your questions answered and learn how and how you can also be a part of it.
Program includes presentations and a panel discussion with representatives from:
- JN Bank
- Passport, Immigration and Citizenship (PICA)
Taste of Jamaica 2019
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.
Our line-up of artistes for this year includes:
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
We also have our Taste of Jamaica raffle
- 1st prize – Jamaican Vacation for two (2) – air and hotel
- 2nd prize – Jamaican Rum Basket from Appleton Estates
- 3rd prize – Jamaican Food Basket from Grace Foods
See raffle Terms and Conditions for more detail
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.
Monthly General Meeting - JanuarySaturday, January 26, 2019Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
Celebrating Black History MonthSaturday, February 23, 2019Evergreen Theatre, 1709 8th Ave NE, Calgary
Monthly General Meeting - MarchSaturday, March 30, 2019Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Invest in Jamaica seminarThursday, April 18, 2019Executive Royal Hotel
Taste of Jamaica 2019Saturday, April 20, 2019Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
Annual General MeetingSaturday, October 26, 2019Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
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.