High Commission of Barbados, Ottawa

Barbados Barbados–Canada relations High Commissioner
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High Commission of Barbados in Ottawa
Location55 Metcalfe Street
Suite 470
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6L5
High CommissionerMr. E. Evelyn Greaves

The High Commission of Barbados in Ottawa (French: Haut-commissariat de la Barbade à Ottawa) is the primary diplomatic mission of Barbados in Canada. Among the initial diplomatic missions to be established by Barbados after the attainment of independence from Britain, the office is located in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario at 55 Metcalfe Street in Suite 470. The High Commission is located three blocks from Parliament Hill, seat of the national legislature of Canada, on the corner Metcalfe and Queen Streets. The High Commission to Ottawa is further supported by a Consul General in the city of Toronto.[1] The official residence of the Barbadian High Commissioner to Ottawa is located on the edge of Rockcliffe Park at #368 Lisgar Road.[2]

The Barbadian High Commission presently ranks 14th on Canadian Government's "Ambassadors by Order of Precedence" list.[3]

Initially the Office of the Barbados High Commission was established in June 1967 at: 151 Slater Street, Suite 200.[4] It remained for a number of years before relocating.


The High Commission provides business and consular services to residents and visitors associated with Barbados. It further represents the Government of Barbados in many areas including helping to facilitate the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program in Canada.[5] In years past it collaborated with various institutions in Canada including: the National Council of Barbadian Associations of Canada Inc. (NCBAC), the Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc., and the Barbados Family & Friends Club. As of 26 July 2008 E. Evelyn Greaves is the resident Barbados government representative and High Commissioner to Canada, having succeeded Glyne Samuel Hyvesta Murray.[6]

In 1989 the Barbados High Commission then under High Commissioner established the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Trust of Canada which awards worthy Canadians with educational scholarships.[7] The 2013 fundraiser dinner and awards was hosted at the Ottawa City Hall.


The High Commission is also one of the sponsors of the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund(BCSF),[8] and the Ottawa Seniors Organization,[9]

The High Commissioner has participated in a number of community events in Ottawa including a major fund raising campaign for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Care Grows West expansion-project for which over CAD$5 million was raised.[10]


Past High Commissioners


The Barbadian High Commissioner in Ottawa is also concurrently accredited as non-resident High Commissioner to: Australia and New Zealand.

Past addresses

See also


  1. ^ "Consulate General of Barbados in Toronto, Canada". embassypages.com. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. ^ Roston, Margo (Fall 2009). Campbell, Jennifer (ed.). "Residences: Barbados in Canada: Hot Sauce and Warm Hospitality" (PDF). Delights | Residences. Diplomat & International Canada. Vol. 20 no. 4. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Sparrow House. pp. 44–45. ISSN 1190-8343. PM 20957514. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ Foreign Representatives in Canada: Ambassadors by Order of Precedence
  4. ^ "Barbados High Commission established". The Ottawa Journal. 28 June 1967. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2 March 2014. Barbados High Commission - It is noted for general information that the Office of the High Commissioner for Barbados in Canada has been established at Suite 200, 151 Slater, Street Ottawa 4, Ont.
  5. ^ Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme Archived 2014-03-02 at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of Labour, Government of Barbados
  6. ^ Current Foreign Representatives in Canada: Heads of Missions, Office of Protocol, Canada
  7. ^ Errol Barrow Memorial Trust of Canada
  8. ^ Sponsors, Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF)
  9. ^ Prosperity Fund's Annual Fundraiser, Ottawa Seniors
  10. ^ Best, Tony (23 October 2011). "Seen Up North: Barbados' best for a good cause". Nation newspaper. Nation Publishing. Retrieved 9 March 2014. Barbados’ High Commissioner Evelyn Greaves and his wife Fran, were what the doctor ordered for a Barbados-themed gala that raised funds for the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Care Grows West expansion campaign.
  11. ^ Fraser, Henry S. (24 February 2013). "Things that Matter: Some more Barbadian Canadians". Barbados Advocate. Advocate New. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2 March 2014. Last Sunday’s column evoked much nostalgia, phone calls and emails, so here’s a bit more about the splendid tome "Some Barbadian Canadians", published by the High Commission for Barbados to Canada in 2010. This magnificent volume of some 250 large format pages holds between its covers the rich biographies of over 300 Bajans making their mark in Canada over the last two centuries. It could be sub-titled "A Revelation of Bajan-Canadian Nation Builders".
  12. ^ Glyne Murray Biography chairman, Copyright Society of Composers
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