Gregory Gaskin immigrated to Canada in 1977 and graduated in 1978 with a diploma in Architectural Drafting from Red River Community College. Greg was employed by M.M. Dillon Consulting Engineers in Winnipeg for the next 2 years, working on a number of municipal infrastructure projects. In 1980 he joined the Engineering Department for the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, recording the City’s infrastructure and preparing the yearly work programmes until 1991. Mr. Gaskin returned to Winnipeg on the staff of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Since then he has served as Digital Information Analyst, designing reservoirs for Manitoba Farmers and rural water pipelines for the Manitoba Water Services Board. In 2009 he received the Golden Harvest Award, the highest given by the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Greg is an active community volunteer, and is currently the President of the Barbados Association of Winnipeg.
Vice-President - NIGEL CLARKE
TREASURER - Sandra Asgill
Sandra immigrated to Ottawa 20 years ago and became a Certified Management Accountant in 1991 after continuing her education. She is currently Manager of Accounting Services at Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Shayna and Shari.
Sandra joined the Barbados Ottawa Association in 1992, served as Treasurer and was later elected President from 1995- 1997. She was re-elected to the Presidency in 2005 and was very proud to be at the helm in 2006 when the association celebrated its 40th anniversary. Sandra was recently re-elected for another two year term.
In 1996 Sandra became Secretary of NCBAC and has since served as Treasurer, Vice-President and was the first female President serving from 2002- 2006. As President of NCBAC in 2004 she was able to host a youth forum (42 youth from across Canada) to the 20th anniversary conference which was held in Montreal.
Over the last 6- 8 years she has been very instrumental in spearheading the planning of NCBAC’s annual conferences and is currently sitting on the planning committee for the first ever National Collaborative Conference being held in Barbados Aug 3-10. Sandra is a Reality TV fanatic!
Senior's Rep - ANTONIA SEALEY
WOMEN'S REP - LYNETTE CRICHLOW
Youth Rep - Tyler Layne-Linton
CENTRAL REGION REP - CHARLES COOKE
WESTERN REGION REP - ELEANOR ASHBY
SECRETARY - Jessica Carrington
After immigrating to Canada in 1966 to attend Shaw Business College, Jessica graduated in 1967 as a Secretary and immediately joined the Toronto Transit Commission, and worked several Departments. In 1983 she was seconded to Metropolitan Toronto to coordinate a feasibility study on the Harbourfront Light Rail Transit. In 1985, Jessica resumed her employment with the TTC and in 1998, after 30 years, she retired. After retiring, Jessica became a Financial Analyst and helps people become financially independent.
In 1970, Jessica married Mark and they soon became the proud parents of two children, Kevin and Nicole, who are also employees of the TTC. They have two grandchildren Marcus and Sierra.
In 1991, after attending and supporting several functions, she became a financial member of Barbados Overseas Community-Canada Inc (BOCC). In 1992, she was co-chair of the newly formed BOCC Youth Group and from 1995 to 2000, Jessica volunteered with the Child Aids Foundation in Toronto.
In 1997 Jessica was elected President of BOCC, a position that she still holds. In 2004, she was elected Vice-President of NCBAC and in 2006 became President. In 2005, Jessica was appointed Vice-President of Barbados Ball Canada Aid, acted as President in 2007, and was elected President in 2008.
As a proud Barbadian, her goal is to promote Barbadian culture while encouraging our descendants to do likewise. She strongly believes that as we have all adopted Canada as a 'home away from home', we must all continue creating alliances with communities outside of our own. Jessica is an active member of her parish Church.
past-President - Malcolm Flatts
Malcolm Flatts immigrated to Canada in 1976. Upon his arrival he worked at several jobs while attending school. He is married to Elizabeth, and is the father of four grown children; Consuela, Joel, Kevin and Ophelia. He is also a grandfather of many.
A police officer by profession, Malcolm joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force in 1987 with who he is still employed. Before immigrating to Canada he spent six years and three months as a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force.
Malcolm joined the Barbados Ex-Police (Toronto) Inc. in 1990. He was elected President in 2001. Malcolm has also been serving as President of the Ex-Police bowling league since 2004.
Malcolm enjoys cricket, soccer, bowling, reading and meeting people.
Read: The NCBAC - A Brief History, as writen by Keith A. P. Sandiford. Click here.
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Eastern Region: Barbados House (Montreal) Inc., Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc.
Central Region: Barbados Canadian & Friends (Hamilton), Barbados Ex-Police (Toronto) Inc., Barbados Overseas Community-Canada Inc., Barbados Nurses Association, Barbados Foundation School Alumni (Toronto), The Barbados St. Michael (Toronto) Alumni
Western Region: The Barbados Cultural Association of British Columbia, The Barbados Canadian Association of Calgary, Barbados Canadian Association of Edmonton, Barbados Association of Winnipeg Inc.
Associates: Barbados Canadian & Friends London & District, Barbados Community & Associates (London),
The Saskatchewan Caribbean-Canadian Association
A succession of able presidents and executive officers did their utmost to implement the aims and objectives of the NCABC over the past several years. The Presidents (in chronological order) since 1984 have been Mr. Ricardo Gill, Dr. Horace Goddard, Mr. Berkeley Harris, Mr. Victor Allman, Mr. Gordon Bynoe, Dr. Keith Sandiford, Mr. Simeon Cox, Mr. Basil Blackman, Mr. Andrew Small, Mr. Jonathan Sealy, Mr. Reginald Taylor, Ms. Sandra Asgill, Mrs. Jessica Carrington and Mrs. Marilyn Moseley.
A Brief History of the NCBAC
Read: The NCBAC - A Brief History, as writen by Keith A. P. Sandiford. Click here for the full version.
The NCBAC was established in 1984 and received federal incorporation on January 5th 1987. It is an umbrella organization representing 13 member associations and 3 associates in six provinces across Canada.
The main objective of the corporation is to assist in the orientation and adaptation of Canadian residents of origin in Barbados to the Canadian milieu and to foster a better understanding of Canada and other Canadians. Also,
::To encourage Canadians of origins in Barbados to participate in Canadian society.
::To provide a forum for communication among different Barbadian and Caribbean communities residing in Canada.
::To co-operate with other organizations whose educational, cultural social and recreational activities render a contribution to the development of Canadian national life.
Over the years the NCBAC has convened conferences seminars and workshops addressing issues such as; leadership, racism, health financial planning and communication skills.
The council has contributed financial assistance to groups in need of medical and other necessities during emergencies. The survival of the organization is enhanced when called upon to provide help to Barbadians and the larger community.