Canadian Jamaican 
Club of Oshawa

"...be a part of something bigger than yourself "

Welcome to the Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa

The Canadian Jamaican Club, prides itself on the work it has done for many years within the Durham Region and in our local municipality of Oshawa. As we continue to grow and evolve with the changing tides of our society we need people such as 
yourself to be a part of our organization. This means that we want people who identify as Canadian, with talents and ideas 
they would like to contribute to our continuous growth and programs, or just to be a member of an organization which strives 
to ensure solidarity and oneness within our community. Our motto "many cultures, one people" is similar to the motto of 
Jamaica because we understand that all people from all walks of life are stronger together than apart.  
Many Cultures, One People​

Upcoming Initiatives...

Message from the President
To learn more about these upcoming initiatives  Click Here.

Social Justice: a concept based on the belief that each individual and group within a given society is entitled to equal opportunity, fairness, civil liberties, and participation in the social, educational, economic institutional and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community.

Upcoming Events in Durham
       “No man is and island and no man stands alone each man is our brother and each man is our friend.” This is just one of the many mantras that were taught to us growing up in Jamaica. Recognizing that we have to care for our neighbours both near and far, not necessarily because they are poor or sickly but because we are all human and we are all in this human race together. Let us continue to join our hearts and minds together to create the world we want to live in. We live in a great country and we are committed to playing our part on making multiculturalism a success, CJC welcomes all race and culture to its membership. 

         It is with great pride and honour that I accept this office and we are blessed to have dedicated Directors who have brought a vast wealth of knowledge to our organization. We have put together a great line up of programs that will serve the residents of Durham. If you have always wanted to give back to your community but not sure which organization to join, let me assure you that Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa (CJC) will be happy to have you. One famous Japanese quote says, “the first best time to plant a tree was 20years ago and the next best time is NOW.” So get off the fence and get involved, be a part of something bigger than 
Looking forward to working with you

President Omar Wisdom
CJC Celebrates Canada 150 
                                                                                             The Canada 150 ~ Island Style
                                                                                Is a one-day special event and outdoor festival designed to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada                                                                                 while showcasing the diversity of the city of Oshawa and the Region of Durham. The spectacular                                                                                 festival will draw from the rich and diverse culture of Jamaica, while celebrating the place many                                                                                Jamaicans now call home, Canada. Activities 
                                                                               include: music, dance, drumming, fresh food 
                                                                               marketplace, craft displays, food demonstration, 
                                                                               and a live concert. The festival is not only created 
                                                                               for entertainment, fun and excitement it will be an 
                                                                               island experience designed for the entire family. 
                                                                               The festival will feature a diverse group of 
                                                                               performers such as local and international musical
                                                                               artist, dancers, deejays and other artistic 
performances. It will be held Saturday July 22, 2017 at Memorial Park, Oshawa. The festival will 
attract not only people from the Jamaican community, but anyone who enjoys the sounds and tastes
 of the islands.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Y.E.A.H Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Y.E.A.H Foundation, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.