Caribbean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce & Community (C5)

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Corporation Number: 1043523-6 | Business Number: 790271282RC0001

Formed in 2017, Caribbean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce & Community (C5) is a virtual, membership-based, volunteer-run not-for-profit corporation operating in Canada.

Eligibility: Professionals and community members who self-identify as ‘Caribbean-Canadian’.

Mandate: To advance the economic and social well-being of the Caribbean-Canadian community.

Mission: To connect, enable and engage Caribbean-Canadian professionals in innovative success-strategies.  

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.


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.


Mark Kerr, Director At-Large

Descending from Jamaica, Mark was born in Toronto, Ontario. His parents made the journey to Canada in the 1970’s in the hopes of improving the quality of life for their family. Mark has a love for Caribbean music, cuisine, and tropical climate. Mark’s main motivator as a Board Member is to be a role model for his five children, along with the up and coming generation of young Caribbean-Canadian professionals. Mark feels that it is important to provide our youth with the confidence and support necessary; to take on leadership roles in their professional lives. Mark, a Ryerson University graduate with a degree in Business Management, is currently an IT Director with over 15 years of experience in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry.


Chelsea Goberdhan, Director At-Large

Representing the Caribbean territory, Guyana, Chelsea is passionate about community building and celebrating Caribbean culture including music, food and dance. Chelsea has a love for politics and has worked for several provincial politicians and as a lobbyist. Chelsea holds an Honours Degree in Political Science and Caribbean History from Ryerson University and is pursuing a Masters’ of Public Policy and Administration.

Through storytelling and intergenerational learnings, she has had the opportunity to examine her identity and diasporic experiences which has inspired much of the work she has accomplished during her first term on the Baord.

In her second term, Chelsea’s objective is to use her experiences and connections to empower members and the broader Caribbean-Canadian community by promoting civic engagement and knowledge of their rights and responsibilities.