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, raising children ages 0 to 17 years old; 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
Representing Trinidad and Tobago, Camille was, habitually, taught to honour and identify with their 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 founded Caribbean Women’s Society, and subsequently, Caribbean-Canadian Parents United and Caribbean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce & Community.
Camille is a University of Toronto graduate with a BA Hon. in Sociology, Philosophy and Political Science.
Beverley Bradshaw, Vice-President
Representing the beautiful island of St. Lucia, Beverley takes pride in all aspects of her Caribbean culture including cuisine, music, traditions and strong family connections.
Beverley accepted the Director role to meet new people, share her wealth of experience and ideas; and most importantly, to work with like-minded women for a great cause. Beverley possesses a strong work ethic and chooses to take an active role in helping to broaden awareness and further the mandate of the organization.
Lisa Levy, Director At-Large
Representing the island of Barbados, Lisa is influenced by the music, the food, the tropical weather and the rich heritage of her Caribbean culture.
Lisa is serving on the Board to give back to the Caribbean-Canadian community, network, work with like-minded individuals; as well as educate herself and learn more about her Caribbean culture.
Lisa believe’s in helping others especially those who are less fortunate. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to her Caribbean people.
Lisa is motivated by her two children and her goal is to pass on her rich Caribbean culture and heritage to them. Lisa graduated from York University with an Honours Degree in Political Science and Law and Society. She also has a diploma in Court and Tribunal Administration from Seneca College.
Lisa currently works in the field of Immigration Law and has over 16 years of legal and administrative experience. Lisa is a team player with great work ethics. She brings leadership skills, communication skills and strong administrative skills to her role on the Board.
Danielle Davis, Director At-Large
Representing the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Danielle accepted the position on the Board of Directors to be a part of a strong Caribbean-Canadian community that has the shared goal of uplifting her fellow Caribbean-Canadians.
As a mother, nurse, & entrepreneur it is important to her to contribute to building a strong & holistic foundation for present & future Caribbean Canadian generations.
The strong Caribbean values of family & community and the rich heritage of the Caribbean people, inspires Danielle to continue on the path of progress with the Organization. She looks forward to continuing to contribute to a fulfilling present and future for the Caribbean Canadian community.
Oliver Levy, Director At-Large
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.