MEMBERSHIP: The Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal (GCAM) as a
non-profit organization, gets its funding from membership fees and fund-raising activities. An
important contribution to help deal with the administrative expenses. The Executive
body, elected by the members, perform their function on a voluntary
basis. Without that support and contribution the GCAM simply would not
exist. We urge you to become a member and support
the association. You will play a big part in ensuring that we can
continue to provide the services and events geared towards preserving
the Guyanese culture, and tradition while offering a familiar and
friendly environment in which you and your family can meet old friends
and make new ones.
Becoming a Member It is very easy to becoming a member of GCAM. Simply complete and submit the appropriate Application form
Who can join. All Guyanese and CARICOM Nationals are eligible to become members of the Association. "GUYANESE" shall be any individual born of at least one Guyanese parent.
Types of Membership:- There are four (4) categories of membership as defined as follows:
Ordinary Member: A Guyanese National whose primary place of residence is in the province of Quebec.
Associate Member: A Guyanese National resident in any Canadian Province or Territory, other than Quebec, Guyana, or any other Commonwealth country, or any person born in any CARICOM Country, or at least one parent who is considered a CARICOM National.
Honorary Member: A Non-Guyanese National interested in promoting the aims and objectives of the Association, may be granted honorary membership status.
Life Member: A member of the Association, whether Ordinary, Associate or Honorary, or any other person who in the view of the majority of the General Assembly, by open ballot at the General Assembly.
The Board of Directors
Executives : President Mr. U. Leebert Sancho
Vice President Mrs. Hinsley Cambridge
Treasurer Mr. William Critchlow Secretary Mrs. Pamela Richmond Assistant Secretary Mrs. Barbara Fraser Assistant Secretary / Mrs. Sabrina Seales-Bess
Assistant Treasurer Public Relations Officer Mrs. Yvonne Sam
Executive Committee Members : Immediate Past President Mr. Lambert Williams Mr. Patrick Assanah
Mr. Sherwyn Figueira Mr. Kingsley Hohenkirk Committee Chairpersons: Benevolent Mrs. Eslyn Sancho Information Ms. Merle Gravesande Finance & Entertainment Ms. Mariette Ross Youth, Education, & Research Mrs. Carmen Lee
The executive members are elected for two years term in office. The elected members can continue to hold office if re-elected for another term.