In the spring of 1982, Norma Husbands and Margaret Jolly, the co-founders of WIBCA, were looking for organized activities for their children. Through their inquiries, they met Linton Garner, Juvenile Diversion Worker at the West Island YMCA and Momoh Kakulatomba, member of the BCCQ. Subsequently, a meeting with Black professionals was arranged, which lead to the realization that there was a need for a Black association in the West Island.
The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) is dedicated to extending its programs for the benefit of all, regardless of ethnic origin, color, gender, religion or race, and to be integrated as a vibrant part of society by continuously increasing the participation in our programs to reach more youths, adults and seniors.
• To educate the public on health issues, various cultures and multiculturalism.
• To relieve loneliness and isolation associated with aging and to provide recreational, educational and cultural activities for senior citizens.
• To operate a drop-in centre for youths, providing counseling, educational and recreational activities in a supervised setting.
• To provide academic scholarships to youths for the purpose of furthering their education.
• To do all such things that are ancillary and incidental to the achievement of the above charitable objectives.
• To raise funds , collect and receive monies and properties by contributions, gifts, legacies, bequests and grants to be used to promote and foster the objectives of the association.