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

David Pennant

David Pennant

President

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Community Relations Coordinator

Vacant

Vacant

Vice President

Dorett Maverley

Dorett Maverley

Membership Coordinator

Stacy-Ann Duncan

Stacy-Ann Duncan

Secretary

Hermalyn Reid-Simon

Hermalyn Reid-Simon

Events Coordinator

Deon Messam

Deon Messam

Treasurer

Beverly Rose

Beverly Rose

Youth Coordinator