Our Mission & Vision
To preserve and build community systems for present and future generations to come for the African and Caribbean people living in Canada
To bring awareness of cultural identity, knowledge of self, and to rebuild the family structure in the African and Caribbean Community.
Carifika Canada is where you can find, trade and access resources relating to African and Caribbean culture.
Carifika Canada looks to have African and Caribbean businesses to own and operate their businesses in their community to have people buy from them within their own community.
To build a community that creates a network hub to secure a foundation for all people of African descent.
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Chairman and CEOOf Carifika Canada
Yuri Hutchinson’s story begins with being born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a descendant of St. Vincent of the Grenadines, raised by Caribbean born parents. Yuri’s accomplishments include a degree in Business Administration, Project professional experiences range from Accounting, Medical Aesthetics Service Technician.
Interim PresidentOf Carifika Canada
Margarette Leandre hails from a combination of countries in the Caribbean. Born in Guyana raised in Jamaica by Haitian parents. Margarette’s education started in Jamaica, then Belize and Canada. She has accomplished obtaining her bachelor of science with a general science major and a French minor.
Vice President and CFOOf Carifika Canada
Stuart Salvara, originally from London, United Kingdom has been living in Canada since 2012. Stuart joined Carifika Canada last in 2018, doing his part by contributing to the positive development of the African and Caribbean community. Stuart’s serves as the Vice President and CFO with Carifika Canada.
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Director of MarketingCarifika Canada
Gary Crawford is the founder of Innovative Business Radio offering branding and marketing solutions for businesses. With over 30 years experience in the music industry and marketing solutions our company has been able to merge creative ideas offering customers a memorable customer experience in store and online.
Director of OperationsCarifika Canada
Having completed a Social Service College diploma and currently completing a Social Work degree, Shimmon has extensive experience in schools and related programming, sport and activity focused intervention, Youth Protection, Foster Care, Adoptions and Community work.
Director of Human ResourcesCarifika Canada
As Director of Human Resources, Jason is responsible for overseeing the human resource planning functions across Carifika Canada and assisting with volunteer and membership engagement initiatives. Jason is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association in Ontario and is actively pursuing accreditation…
Director of EducationCarifika canada
Takiyah Sobion is a Child & Youth Care Worker. Takiyah has worked in the Social Services field for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with various marginalized and vulnerable children, youth and their families, focusing primarily on children with special needs to various behavioural challenges.