Membership Eligibility

Principal Members


The principal membership shall consist of participating Cultural associations which are representative of the West Indian Islands in the Caribbean and the CARICOM nations, and have paid the dues specified in Article 2.1.

 

Individual Members


Individual Membership shall consist of individuals, other than bona fide members of the member Associations, invited by the Board of Directors to join the Organization, in recognition of their demonstrated contribution and interest in the work of the Organization. They have voice but no vote in decision-making.

 

Associate Members


The Board of Directors at the Board's discretion, may grant Associate Membership to any Association that supports its aims and objectives. They have voice but no vote in decision-making.

 

Honorary Members


The Board of Directors, to individuals whose service to the community is extraordinary and exemplary, may confer honorary membership. They have voice but no vote in decision-making.

 

Associations


The BCOCCA member associations are:

    • Antigua and Barbuda Association of British Columbia
    • Barbados Cultural Association of British Columbia
    • Grenadian Cultural Association of British Columbia
    • Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia
    • Haitian Canadian Cultural Association
    • Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia
    • St. Kitts/Nevis Cultural Association of British Columbia
    • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Cultural Association of Greater Vancouver
    • Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia.

Our Vision

"British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) is a Leading Advocacy Linkage Community Awareness Umbrella Organization consistently providing reliable and dependable Programs and Initiatives for its Members."