Some Barbadian Canadians is a biographical dictionary of over 400 Barbadians who immigrated to Canada since the turn of the century. It highlights individual important stories that will interest Canadians who travel to Barbados and are impressed by the fact that such a small country has been able to produce so many outstanding individuals in a wide range of fields. With their energies and talents, these individuals have made significant contributions to every area of Canadian life.
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His Excellency E. Evelyn Greaves, High Commissioner for Barbados to Canada (2008-2015), conceptualized Some Barbadian Canadians. Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Professor Keith Sandiford, a committee researched biographical information for Barbadians across Canada. The book was published in 2011 by the Barbados High Commission in Ottawa, and launched in Ottawa and across Canada at Consulates in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. The book includes introductions from Steven Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart.
View the book launch interview with His Excellency E. Evelyn Greaves, High Commissioner for Barbados to Canada (2008-2015) by John Harewood, Trustee with the Errol Barrow Memorial Trust of Canada:
As a dictionary, Some Barbadian Canadians will be of interest to Barbadians who have family in Canada and are interested in the contributions Barbadians have made to Canadian society. For young Barbadians in Canada and Barbados, this book provides examples of success stories and positive role models to aspire to in shaping their lives. Public and university research libraries will be interested in including the dictionary with their collection. Researchers in environments promoting and studying multiculturalism will be particularly interested in the stories that document the successes of the Caribbean immigration experience in Canada. Finally, it is hoped that our Caribbean brothers and sisters will be interested in this publication as an inspiration to compile something similar to honor their nationals living in Canada.