Following an extensive review of the proposals, ParCA was awarded the funds for the $2.5 million dollar research project under the IRIACC IDRC Challenge Fund in mid-2011. Upon notification of their success, Primary Investigators Drs. Daniel Scott and Murray Simpson, organized a meeting at one of their four community study sites where co-applicants and a selection of students were gathered in an Inception Meeting. Sixteen academics from University of Prince Edward Island, University of Waterloo, St. Mary’s University, University of the West Indies (St Augustine and Mona campuses) and the CARIBSAVE Partnership met at the SunSpree Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This meeting allowed for an exchange of knowledge and the development of relationships across institutions to facilitate cooperation and collaboration throughout the ParCA project.