Sharing Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary Community!

Serving the Jamaican diaspora and immigrants in Alberta, with excellence, credibility and integrity through effective programming.

JCAA / Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta

About Us

The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta has since its inception, initiated and /or supports several community events, participated in activities in Jamaica, within and outside of the City of Calgary. The association has played an integral role in the Caribbean Community Council and its Caribbean Festival – CariFest, other festivals/events; namely GlobalFest, ReggaeFest, and Caribbean Heritage Sports Council (CHSC) Sports Day.

Vision

The JCAA envisions continuous action taken in the appreciation of diversity in the province of Alberta. We strive to bring together the community as a non- profit that continues to grow with the support and action taken by the members of our association.
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Mission

“Serving the Jamaican diaspora and immigrants in Alberta, with excellence, credibility and integrity through effective programming.”

Vision

The JCAA envisions continuous action taken in the appreciation of diversity in the province of Alberta. We strive to bring together the community as a non- profit that continues to grow with the support and action taken by the members of our association.

JCAA Executives

JCAA | JAMAICAN CANADIAN ASSOCIATION ALBERTA

We are currently seeking to fill the Youth Coordinator role of the JCAA Executive. If you are interested in filling this role please reach out to us by email at info@jcaalberta.com. Duties within these roles can be found in our By-Laws.

David Pennant

President
David Pennant - President

Vacant Position

Vice President
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Stacy-Ann Duncan

Secretary
Stacy-Ann Duncan

Deon Messam

Treasurer
Deon Messam

Allison McDonald

Community Relations
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Dorett Maverley

Membership Coordinator
Dorett Maverley

Hermalyn Reid-Simon

Events Coordinator
Hermalyn Reid-Simon

Vacant Position

Youth Coordinator
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JCAA Objectives

“Serving the Jamaican diaspora and immigrants in Alberta, with excellence, credibility and integrity through effective programming.”

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 ...

leadership opportunities, to enhance the economic and cultural integration within the Canadian society

and to provide ...

social interaction among members & community through hosting, participating in various community & cultural events

Become a Member

Membership

Membership is renewable on an annual basis. There are four (4) types of membership options available:

  • Family ($30)
  • Individual ($20)
  • Student ($15)
  • and Senior ($15)

Become a Volunteer

The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta actively volunteers within the community. the association contributes time and financial resources to the Calgary Food Bank, The Mustard Seed, Canadian Red Cross and other organizations.

The association has consistently supported local communities in distress as well as numerous social and educational initiatives in Jamaica.

Scholarship Program

One of the objectives of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) is to respond to the diverse social needs of our members and the community. In response to this need we are pleased to support the educational pursuits of our members, volunteers and individuals in our community.

We are grateful to everyone who supported our Likkle Taste Benefit Event and because of your support we are now able to establish this scholarship fund.

Upcoming  Events

We hold a variety of events for for all age groups parents, children, and volunteers throughout the year. 

Grab n Galang

2022 Benefit Event

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July

Saturday, July 9, 2022

3rd Annual Backpack Distribution

Backpacks are free while supplies last.

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28

July

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Latest News

Learn more about the Jamaican community, Calgary in general and the latest news and all the interesting ideas, and innovations going on.

Membership Form

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Volunteer Form

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