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October is Caribbean Heritage Month in Ontario, Canada.

Caribbean Women’s Society has declared the month of October as “Caribbean Heritage Month”; an innovative initiative to recognize, celebrate and educate the public on how Caribbeans made and continue to make significant contributions, across all fields and industries, to Canada, as early as the 1700’s. Ontario’s Caribbean Heritage Month will be marked by a series […]

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Peaceful Demonstration and Protest in support of Bill 134 on November 28, 2019

November 21, 2019  Caribbean Women’s Society fosters civic engagement for Bill 134. Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS), a grassroots, non-profit organization, is inviting the Caribbean-Canadian community and their supporters to participate in a peaceful demonstration and protest in support of Bill 134 on Thursday, November 28, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; at the Legislative Assembly […]

Bill 134, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019, passes first reading

News Release Bill 134, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019 passes first reading October 30, 2019  Continued history-in-the-making for the Caribbean-Canadian community. History was made on Monday, October 28, 2019, when, member of provincial Parliament (MPP), Michael Coteau’s introduction of Bill 134, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019, passed its first reading in the House proceedings of […]

Caribbean Women’s Society gains political support for Caribbean Heritage Month

News Release Caribbean Women’s Society gains political support for Caribbean Heritage Month October 23, 2019  Continued history-in-the-making for the Caribbean-Canadian community. After almost two years in search of political support, Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS) has finally gained the assistance of one Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Mr. Michael Coteau; who has agreed to sponsor the […]

Caribbean Women’s Society proclaims October as Caribbean Heritage Month

News Release Caribbean Women’s Society proclaims October as Caribbean Heritage Month October 1, 2019  Continued history-in-the-making for the Caribbean-Canadian community. Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS) has proclaimed October as Caribbean Heritage Month; to be observed in October of each year.   Caribbean Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Caribbean-Canadians and […]

Employment in the early 1900s

From the early 1900s, Caribbean immigrants contributed to Canada’s economic life by providing cheap labour on farms, in mines and factories. They also worked as mechanics, domestics, waiters, porters & clerks.

Caribbeans arrive in Canada.

556 Jamaicans arrived in Canada in 1796. From 1800-1920 a small number of Jamaicans and Barbadians immigrated as labourers to work in the Cape Breton & Sydney mines in Nova Scotia, Ontario.

Making History

Thanks CWS, CCPU, & C5 Members & Directors, Dwayne Morgan (NDP rep), Marjorie-Ann Knight (NDP rep) & community members who took part in making history with the FIRST-EVER Caribbean Heritage flag-raising ceremony for the FIRST-EVER Caribbean Heritage Month in Ontario, Canada. Images: Top – Camille Kerr (Founder & President of Caribbean Women’s Society); Middle – […]