The Canada-Caribbean Institute welcomes the first Canada-CARICOM Summit to be held on Canadian soil from October 17 to 19, 2023.
CARICOM-Canada reciprocal trade is at an all-time high, reaching $1.8 billion in 2022, while bilateral trade in services was $3.9 billion in 2021.
As important trade and development partners, with more than two million Canadians travelling to CARICOM countries annually and over 10,000 students from CARICOM studying in Canada every year, the time is right to strengthen ties and advance shared priorities between the two regions.
Therefore, the Canada-Caribbean Institute (CCI) is excited to participate in the upcoming Canada CARICOM Summit discussions on climate change, financing for Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean, multilateral cooperation, and regional security to advance the “Canada-CARICOM Roadmap for Action”.
Established in 2020 by founding members, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Brock University in Canada, the Institute is dedicated to facilitating collaborative academic and research initiatives; faculty, student, and staff exchange programs; and institutional capacity building in areas of shared interest between Canada and the Caribbean such as socio-economic development, environmental and health promotion, gender studies, and trade and economic policy.
CCI will host a Summit De-brief Panel Discussion to provide a deep dive into the outcomes of the Summit as they align to the CCI’s goals and objectives.
The CCI also plans to hold regular panel discussions over the next year leading up to the next Research Symposium.”