Founded in 2020 by The University of The West Indies and Brock University, the Institute is now a collaboration between a number of colleges and universities from Canada and the Caribbean.
The mission of the Institute is to:
- provide a forum to connect academic institutions, scholars, the business and public sectors, civil society, the cultural and diaspora communities;
- to inform and encourage collaboration across Canada and the Caribbean to advance important social, environmental, and economic issues that are vital to the shared prosperity and advancement of both regions; and
- to identify impediments and opportunities related to such progress.