PROFILE: Jamaican Canadian Association


The Jamaican Canadian Association is a non-charitable organization that reaches out to the youth in the community and teach them the importance of friendship and being a leader. The camp provides many activities that integrate the Jamaican cultural heritage.

This camper is showing off his skill with the traditional Jamaican drum!

Bright and early in the morning, the campers have a discussion with the counselors and play small mini games to start off their day on a positive note. Afterwards, they move on to bigger group activities where everyone is participating and having fun. All the age groups are mixed together for this big activity, which is wonderful since everyone gets along and radiates a friendly environment. One unique thing about this camp is that it not only focuses on letting the kids have fun, it incorporates the Jamaican tradition and ensures that the kids remember where their roots lie.

Campers enjoying themselves with the discussion session.

Aside from all the activities, the campers also participate in leadership workshops, chess games, arts and crafts, and academics. The whole week is filled with many spontaneous events ranging from drumming to movie nights to trips to the African Lion Safari!

The Jamaican Canadian Association is a place that values friendship within the camp. Activities and workshops assist the kids into building new and stronger friendships.

Focus on Youth Staff (left to right): Pamela Nosahkre (Grad Centre) , Nicole Osuigwe (FHC Centre)



Jamaican Canadian Association

995 Arrow Rd (West of Finch Ave. and 400)

July 6th – August 12th
Ages: 8 – 15

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  1. Sounds wonderful, thank you for your participation in such special work!

    Peace, Joy and Hope, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary’s CSS, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.”

    “A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. And each one of our thoughts, words, and deeds is like that.” – Dorothy Day

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