Jenny Gumbs combines a very active and successful career with a deep commitment to family and volunteerism. A former diplomat, accredited to Canada, with jurisdiction throughout Canada, she proudly served her community while fulfilling a varied and challenging mandate. Ms. Gumbs is currently an adjudicator and representative of a Canadian university, with responsibility for government and institutional linkages in the Caribbean to facilitate student recruitment and student/ faculty exchanges.
The principle of the servant leadership philosophy comes naturally to her. She has
been and continues to be involved in several community organizations. She’s served as
Honorary Co-Chair of The University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala and is now very actively involved with many organizations, including Trustee, National
Scholarship Fund, BBPA, Member, Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization, Chair, Sickle Cell Association of Canada and President of Tropicana
Community Services, a premier Toronto-based multi-service organization that provides
all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with
opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. A graduate of Ryerson University, she serves on the Advisory Council for the Department of Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University and is the recipient of a Ryerson University Alumni Award of Distinction. She was also recognized among the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC)Women in 2016.