Grace White

Doctor of Commerce

GRACE WHITE grew up in Jamaica, where her mother raised three kids by setting up her own home-based food brokerage business to distribute produce from the family vegetable farm. The family scrimped and saved to send Grace and her older sister Yasmine to Saint Mary's. Grace graduated in the late 70's with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Business Administration. She began her life as an insurance agent, before taking the bold step of founding CanJam Trading Company from an office in her Dartmouth home. CanJam is now a successful international food trading house, dealing with low cost frozen food items that are salted or pickled. CanJam makes more than 35 different food products and gross sales have reached $30 million dollars. The home grown company exports to every corner of the world, including the Caribbean, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.

Grace White is a widow with two children. She is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Export Development Corporation, and a frequent speaker and presenter in the Saint Mary's University Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program.