ABOUT US

OUR STORY

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:

 

OBJECTIVES

To advocate ...

and represent our Jamaican community on public matters which affect their welfare, integration and development

 

To provide ...

social interaction among members and facilitate desirable relations with the community at large

To respond to ...

To respond to diverse social needs; To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic and cultural integration within the Canadian society

and to provide ...

social interaction among our members and the community through hosting and participating in various sporting events

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Donnovan Simon

Donnovan Simon

President

Bernadene Griffiths

Bernadene Griffiths

Public Relations Officer

Nicole Colley-Lewis
Nicole Colley-Lewis

Youth Coordinator

David Pennant

David Pennant

Vice President

Dorett Maverley

Dorett Maverley

Membership Secretary

Hermalyn Reid-Simon
Hermalyn Reid-Simon

Assistant Secretary

Anice Thomas

Anice Thomas

Secretary

Herrick (Tony) Singh

Herrick (Tony) Singh

Social Convenor

Glenval Griffiths
Glenval Griffiths

Assistant Membership Secretary

Deon Messam

Deon Messam

Treasurer

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Social Convenor