The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) was established in 1977 as a non-profit organization that has since gained charitable status. The organization promotes awareness that unity in diversity, full and active participation, unbiased inclusion, and the capacity to value differences equally are essential to the social, cultural, and economic growth of Halton Region.
Membership is open to anyone who shares our interests and supports the objectives of the organization. There is also an opportunity for youth to get involved in a wide range of activities and programs through the CCAH Youth Council.
We would like to acknowledge the passing of Veronica Tyrrell on October 7, 2018. Veronica was the long-time President of CCAH and was instrumental in expanding the organization's profile within the community. She was an exemplary community leader and a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but her legacy will not be forgotten.
Education We work closely with local schools to create a positive impact among the students who are directly engaged in our exhibits and programs throughout the year.
Culture Our inter-generational steel band program creates the opportunity to discover the joy of music in a unique way that is fun and easy to learn. Other arts programs include Caribbean Folk Dance, African Drumming, and New Horizons for Seniors.
Community We offer volunteer opportunities at numerous community events including the Oakville Waterfront Festival, Midnight Madness, and the Carousel of Nations.
Harmony We participate in and sponsor research studies that help provide insight and a better understanding of diversity in Halton Region. The CCAH also partners with Halton Regional Police Service to enhance their community-based policing approach.
These four core values are beautifully captured in local artist Beverly Tang-Kong's painting entitled "The Spirit of Angels". This artwork was incorporated into the CCAH logo. Many thanks to graphic designer Danielle Pitt for helping us to reflect this piece in our newly redesigned website.
Who We Are
Our leadership team comprises a diverse group of individuals who have a rich background in all facets of business and governance.
Executive Board Andrew Tyrrell - President Sheldon Williams - Vice President Richard Pinnock - Youth Leadership Programs Alicia Sullivan - Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Katherine Dottin-Adams - Treasurer Paula Simmons-Wint - Secretary
Advisory Committee Sergeant Ryan Smith - HRPS Community Liaison Rajan Sandhu - Legal Counsel