The West Indian Social and Cultural Society is an example of one of many cultural organizations available to Caribbean immigrants in Canada. It “has focused on civic education and developmental and leadership programs for youth, including career counselling, especially for disadvantaged youth. Many of its activities take place in schools in multi-racial, multi-ethnic settings.” (http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/Encyclopedia/A-Z/j1/4) (
Eaton, G. Jamaicans. In The Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples (2011 ed.). Retrieved from http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/Encyclopedia/A-Z/j1/4
This again was one of the early efforts that we had to unify the Caribbean community. And so we were always having efforts, and this was one that spoke to the issue of unity; let’s come together, not just Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, and whatnot but if we can come together as a West Indian social and cultural society that we could speak with a voice. We can have an effective voice and we can do cultural and social things that could promote the Caribbean -- the West Indies, and I like that. Again, you would see the theme of a person and then the hand with the word “unity”, and that was really kind of a symbol.