The Alfie Roberts Institute
The Alfie Roberts Institute is named after the late Alphonso (Alfie) Theodore Roberts, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and a longtime resident of Quebec, who dedicated his life to the social development of people of African and Caribbean descent across the globe. Alfie Roberts believed that social change was always possible, and that common, ordinary people had the capacity to change their own conditions and bring about the betterment of humankind as a whole.
Two organizations - the International African Service Bureau and the Caribbean Conference Committee - serve as positive examples of how groups, small in number but well-organized, can have a wide, far-reaching impact if their vision is clear. They also reflect the organizational tradition in which The Alfie Roberts Institute situates itself.