Jamaican Canadian Association Records Donated to Library and Archives Canada
Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Mr. Ian E. Wilson, announced on
November 25th that the Jamaican Canadian Association was to donate
significant archival material to the LAC at a special ceremony on
November 27, 2005.
The donation consisted of documents relating to the association's
constitution, its activities between 1963 and 2002, its correspondence
with various levels of government, its committee, conference and
financial reports, and its research notes on multiculturalism.
"To be recognized by Library and Archives Canada is very positive,
given the work we have undertaken and the history we have as an
organization in Canada,' said Ms. Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, President of
the Jamaican Canadian Association. "Not only is this an important
marker in recognizing the contribution of our organization to the
Canadian and Caribbean communities, it will also contribute to the
country's national memory."
Established in 1962, the Jamaican Canadian Association is committed to
identifying and responding to the needs of the African Canadian and
Caribbean communities in the Greater Toronto Area and to working in
partnership with other organizations who share similar values and goals.
The material is part of an important collection of archivial records
gathered by Dr. Vincent Conville during his research on the
The website of the Jamaican Canadian Association is <http://www.jcassoc.com>.
27 December, 2005
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