Corporation Number: 1185285-0 | Business Number: 751134073RC0001
Formed in 2017, Caribbean-Canadian Parents United (CCPU) is a virtual, membership-based, volunteer-run, not-for-profit corporation operating in Canada.
Eligibility: Parents, legal guardians and grandparents who self-identify as ‘Caribbean-Canadian’.
Mandate: To improve quality of life for the Caribbean-Canadian families.
Mission: To connect and enable Caribbean-Canadian families.
Vision: A thriving Caribbean-Canadian community.
Board of directors
Camille Kerr, Founder & President
Camille was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. Camille’s parents, Trinidadian immigrants, habitually taught her to honour and identify with their Trinidadian culture and family history. The traditional Caribbean values of family, identity, compassion and determination resonate with Camille and have become driving forces that navigate her daily life. These values are also key areas that both Camille and her husband, as conscientious parents, consistently instill in their five young children. Becoming a mother heightened Camille’s understanding that identity, belonging, reliance, responsibility and philanthropy are fundamental characteristics in a successful community. These characteristics became the underlying values when she formed Caribbean Women’s Society, and subsequently, the Chamber. Camille is a University of Toronto graduate with a BA Hon. in Sociology, Philosophy and Political Science.
Lisa Levy, Treasurer
Representing the island of Barbados.
Danielle Davis, Events & Initiatives
Representing the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Oliver Levy, Digital Outreach & Engagement
Oliver is a father of 3; originally from Jamaica, raised on a farm in St. Mary. He loves the creative mindset that Caribbean people possess. Oliver accepted the Board position to get actively involved in the Caribbean-Canadian community. Oliver has achieved diplomas in graphic design, advertising design and web design; ten years experience as senior staff in a day camp; as well as, basketball and soccer coach experience.