The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) was formed in 1980 out of a need to share the Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary community.
Since it's inception, the JCAA has initiated and/or supported several community events and participated in activities in Jamaica, within and outside the City of Calgary. The Association has been an integral part of the Caribbean Community Council and it's Caribbean festival, Carifest.
In order to maintain communication among its members, the JCAA publishes a quarterly newsletter, hosts a number of social events throughout the year, and hosts a general meeting on the last Saturday of each month. These events have given both our older members and youth, the opportunity to participate in initiatives, discussions, and planning at the national level.
Objectives of the Association
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 satisfactory development
To respond to diverse social needs
To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic, and cultural integration within the Canadian society