St. Patrick's College Jaffna - Alumni Association, Ontario was established in 1987 in Toronto by Mr. Mathythayan Antonypillai, Mr. Ravi Amithavasagam and late Bernard Selvanayaham who were living in Canada at that time with the aim of providing a platform for social interaction between the ex-Patrician’s living in Canada and thereby allowing them to keep in touch with their Alma Mater and its growth and development.
This three-member group gathered other Patricians lived in Canada and formed the Association and elected Raymond Santiago as the President. At that time our alma mater was going through difficult time due to brutal civil was in our ancestral homeland in Sri Lanka. They felt that they must come together and provide moral and financial support to the Rector of St. Patrick’s College during those challenging time.
With the influx of the alumni coming from Sri Lanka to Canada following the conflict, the association gained a constitution and the membership increased. It was also felt that there should be more efforts collect funds in Canada to help the alma mater. They have at least two social functions in a year to celebrate the St. Patrick’s day and the annual Christmas dinner dance. This provides ex-patricians’ families an opportunity to get together socially and also helps to disseminate news about the alma mater and raise funds from the alumni.