The association focuses on delivering programs to fulfill its purposes, as per the Strategic Plan. The primary strategy will be to capitalize on reaching multiple demographics by having groups support other groups within the community.

What A Gwaan

Join us every Fridays at 7:00 PM (mountain standard time) on Facebook, as we discuss topics relevant to the Jamaican-Canadian community in Alberta.


Youth Empowerment and the Impact of Culture and Community

with Lance Milton | Episode 35

Identity and Belonging

with Hagir Sail | Episode 34

Anti-Black Racism

with Marva Ferguson | Episode 32

Anti-Black Racism in Church

with Bishop Ransford Jones and Rev. Marlene | Episode 33

Mental Heath Literacy Among Youth

with Andrew Baxter | Episode 31

State of Small Business Owners and the impact of COVID-19

with Franklin Green | Episode 30

YYC / YYZ Link Up

with with JCA Ontario | Episode 28

Rasta Roots & Culture in Calgary

with Lion Trod | Episode 29

You Must Laugh!

with JCAA’s President | Episode 27

What A Gwaan Wid Di JCAA

with JCAA’s President | Episode 26

What Must Community Organizations Do More Of?

with with JCAA’s President | Episode 24

What We Have Learned Through Recent Events

with JCAA’s President | Episode 25

Fear, Leadership and Creativity in Times of Crisis

with JCAA’s President | Episode 23

Preparing for this New Normal

with JCAA’s President | Episode 22

Corona Virus Impact

with with JCAA’s President | Episode 20

What A Gwaan Wid Di JCAA

with JCAA’s President | Episode 21

Afro-Caribbean Connection

with Dr. Charles | Episode 19

Black History Month Discussion

with JCAA’s President | Episode 18

How the JCAA is Funded

with with JCAA’s President | Episode 16

Tourism in Jamaica

with Emma Madsen | Episode 17

Black History Month Planning

with Nadia & Natacha | Episode 15

Caribbean Integration in Calgary

with Margaret Daniel | Episode 14

An Inside Look at the JCAA

with Bernie Griffiths | Episode 12

Giving Back to the Community

with Sabrina Naz | Episode 13

HIV in the Community

with Sipiwe | Episode 11

JCAA Question & Answers

with Danielle Simon | Episode 10

We Are Athletic Champions

with Bruce James | Episode 9

Financial Planning & Wealth Creation

with Glen Griffiths | Episode 8

Mental Health Affecting Our Community

with Heather Harding | Episode 7

Why Travel to Jamaica?

with Shawna Kontzie & Lisa Nicolson | Episode 6

Racism & the Realities of Foreign

with Dr. Monetta Bailey | Episode 5

Things we try to avoid, but can’t

with Andrea Cox | Episode 4

What A Gwaan Wid Di JCAA

with JCAA’s President | Episode 3

Youth Engagement & Inspiration

with JCAA’s President | Episode 2

Welcome to What A Gwaan

with JCAA’s President | Episode 1

The experiences of Jamaicans in Calgary

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.


Cultural Programs

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Youth Programs

-Coming Soon-