Meet Our Board

  1. Camille Kerr
    Founder & President Camille was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. Camille’s parents, Trinidadian immigrants, habitually taught her to honour and identify with their Trinidadian culture and family history. The traditional Caribbean values of family, identity, compassion and determination resonate with Camille and have become driving forces that navigate her daily life. These values are also key areas that both Camille and her husband, as conscientious parents, consistently instill in their five young children. Becoming a mother heightened Camille’s understanding that identity, belonging, reliance, responsibility and philanthropy are fundamental characteristics in a successful community. These factors became the underlying values when she formed the Caribbean Women’s Society; which aims to improve the quality of life for the Caribbean-Canadian community. Camille is a University of Toronto graduate with a BA Hon. in Sociology, Philosophy and Political Science, and thirteen years of Human Resources work experience.
  2. Genna Laban
    Director-At-Large Genna was born in the sunny island of Trinidad. She is influenced by the rich, diverse culture; in particular, the traditional Christmas celebrations which include partying, family gatherings, tasty food and beverages, dancing to parang music and attending Church. She’s also influenced by the Trinidad Carnival extravaganza - its amazing spectacle of colour and costumes, and the sounds of soca, steelband and calypso music. Genna accepted the Board position to inspire and motivate Caribbean-Canadian women to get involved, to be proactive, to make a positive change in our Caribbean-Canadian community, and to support her daughter, Founder, Camille Kerr. Genna believes that doing good and setting great examples for our children and grandchildren will make the world a better place. As a Caribbean woman, and with many years of Canadian work experience, Genna is confident that she can make a significant difference; with the understanding that change is the "seed" of growth.
  3. Joanne Noton
    Outreach & Promotion, CWS/C5/CCPU Joanne represents the island of Haiti; she is passionately influenced by Caribbean history, language and culinary tastes. Joanne accepted the Board position because she wants to contribute to the continuous evolution and future growth of the Caribbean Women's Society. The Haitian coat of arms has a motto that says "L'union fait la force" which means Unity is making strength. Joanne values and is motivated by this motto because it emphasizes that as a Caribbean-Canadian community, it is our responsibility to stand strong, collectively; continue to tackle the barriers and challenge the odds for a better future. Joanne achieved a diploma in radio broadcasting from Humber College and an advanced diploma in Business Administration Human Resources from Sheridan College. Joanne has been in the Human Resources field since 2011; and currently specializes in Recruitment.
  4. Carla Walch
    Director-At-Large
  5. Beverley Bradshaw
    Events & Initiatives Representing the beautiful island of St. Lucia, Beverley takes pride in all aspects of her Caribbean culture including cuisine, music, traditions and strong family connections. Beverley accepted the Director role to meet new people, share her wealth of experience and ideas; and most importantly, to work with like-minded women for a great cause. Beverley possesses a strong work ethic and chooses to take an active role in helping to broaden awareness and further the mandate of the organization. Beverley is a mother of two, a college graduate, and earned over thirty years of experience in the insurance industry.