The Caribbean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent was founded on May 24, 1970. The association has established three goals for the betterment of the Chatham-Kent community:
- To educate and enrich youth with an appreciation for their Caribbean culture and history
- To provide support and guidance to, and to champion the local off-shore workers during their stay within the community
- To foster an understanding and respect between cultures through community education, by hosting various social activities within the community
During the summer months, the Caribbean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent members host dances, participate in the Canada Day parade, and share Caribbean foods with a booth at the Canada Day celebrations. The association also sponsors a team in the Chatham Youth Soccer Association for young members of the community, and contributes funds to a Summer Literacy Program in Jamaica. Throughout the year, many members of the association donate to the Canadian Red Cross and Outreach for Hunger to support the broader Chatham-Kent community. The Caribbean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent encourages members from any nationality to become involved in their activities.
Caribbean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent
Contact person: Irma Isaac, President