The Barbados (Ottawa) Association was formed at a time when about 75 persons comprised Ottawa’s Barbadian community on the night of November 30th, 1966. The six Barbadians who started the group had a vision of hope and realized that they needed to mobilize to assist new Barbadians who were adapting to life in Canada and to share our Barbadian heritage with the wider community. In 1984 the association joined with other Barbadian associations in Canada to establish NCBAC. The first executive of the council was elected at the general meeting held in Ottawa and two conferences have been hosted by Ottawa in 1990 and 1998.
The Association strives to continue to work closely with similar organizations to help members take their place in an ever changing Canadian society and at the same time maintain a meaningful relationship with Barbados.
Over the years we have donated to charities both in Canada and in Barbados to such organizations as the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Camp Sunflower, the Public Library, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Ministry of Social Transformation.
We look forward to hosting you in May 2009 as NCBAC celebrates 25 years.