OSSCO-SOCAO Members Shaping the Future

Date: August 18, 2015 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) recently celebrated its annual Gala dinner recently.  The event annually marks both Jamaican independence and the contributions of Jamaican Canadians in Canadian culture.  The event was held at the Jamaican Canadian Centre at 995 Arrow Road and featured hundreds of guests, including the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne. The theme for 2015 was Celebrating Jamaica: Shaping the Future of Success, which is made possible thanks to many of the people who were in attendance on August 8th. This year’s guest speaker was none other than Toronto Star Municipal Affairs Columnist Royson James.  The Jamaican-born James has made an indelible impact on the community at large in the GTA, with his roots in municipal politics informing his work on topics such as carding and black culture.  As cherished members of OSSCO, we want to congratulate the JCA on another fine evening and wish them continued success in their stated mission, “to advocate to improve the well‐being and equity of Jamaican, Caribbean & African‐Canadian communities within the Greater Toronto Area.”

(Premier Kathleen Wynne,  Lloyd Wilks (Consul General of Jamaica to Toronto), Granville Anderson (MPP Durham East) and The Jamaican Canadian Association Board of Directors)