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Jean Augustine fonds File
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Ephemera, 2013-2015

File consists of a program for the Celebration of the Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela held at the University of Toronto, a program for George Brown's 2015 Student Awards Ceremony and Reception, 2 copies of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarian's Memorial Service 2014 DVD, a flyer for a Mother's Day Celebration in Mississauga that Augustine participated in, and flyers for African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia.

Publications about Augustine

File consists of magazines, newspapers, and newspaper articles that Augustine subscribed to, some of which document her own achievements.

Memorabilia, 2007-2008

File consists of personal items, invitations to events, photos from Black History Month 2007, a letter from York Regional Police congratulating Augustine on being awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Black Business and Professional Association, a letter from the Ministry of Citizenship congratulating Augustine on the Chair of Education in her name, and congratulatory letters on being appointed the first Fairness Commissioner for Ontario

Miscellaneous Memorabilia

File consists of various event flyers, a drawing of Augustine, a presentation on the Proposal to Nominate Anthony Williams for the Nobel Prize in Physics, professional portraits taken of Augustine for the Cabinet, business plan for Lite it Up Candles and Art, and a program for the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala.


Objects primarily pertain to Ontario, including Chatham-Kent and the Chippewas of Nawash Reserve #27.

Office of the Fairness Commissioner Publications

File consists of publications from the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, including the 2014 Annual Report and information sheets regarding the challenges that internationally educated professionals face, as well as other publications from researchers regarding human resources, equity, and skills development.

Chinese Canadian Publications

File consists of pamphlets and a chronology of Chinese Canadian History published by the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre and the Chinese Canadian Heritage Fund, respectfully.

Collaborations with organizations in Etobicoke

File consists of documents pertaining to the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women's Empowerment, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Women Moving Forward program at the Jane/Finch Community Centre, the Universal Peace Federation World Summit 2014, the Black Business & Professional Association, as well as promotional flyers for cultural events that Augustine attended or spoke at.

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

File consists of documents, programs, agendas, correspondence and presentation slides for the conference held in Anchorage, Alaska during which Augustine participated as the keynote speaker.

Sickle Cell Awareness

File consists of material pertaining to Augustine's involvement in raising awareness of sickle cell disease, including a speech Augustine gave at the 4th Annual World Sickle Cell Day Conference, publications by the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario, correspondence with event organizers, and a press release introducing the Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario Act.

Black Leadership Health Initiative

File consists of material pertaining to the Black Leadership Health Summit at which Augustine presented the keynote speech focused on the necessity of the Ontario Black Health Network.

Skills for Change

File consists of publications, correspondence, and event briefings for Skills for Change's New Pioneers Awards 2012, of which Augustine was a patron.

Caribbean Tales

File consists of a copy of the profiles of the Board of Directors for Caribbean Tales, of which Augustine was a member.

Diaspora Grenada Strategic Meeting

File consists of material for the Focus on Fathers program, a proposed project at Catholic Community Services of York Regions, copies of addresses from various conferences, and an agenda from the Diaspora Strategic Meeting.

Stephen Lewis Foundation

File consists of meeting minutes, policy documents, and correspondence relating to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, of which Augustine served on the Board of Directors.

Regional African Diaspora Conference

File consists of email correspondence leading up to the conference, a schedule of its proceedings, flight and room arrangements to New York City, and backgrounders given to Augustine during the conference.

Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee - March 9, 2007

File consists of documents pertaining to the planning and implementation of initiatives to commemorate the Bicentenary, including a program to fund community-based projects inspired by the Bicentenary, a conference in partnership with local educational institutions, and creating an exhibit.

Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee - June 11, 2007 Meeting

File consists of background documents for the opening of the Ontario Bicentenary Centre to commemorate the Act to Abolish the Slave Trade, documents pertaining to Augustine's role as Chair of the Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, and meeting notes to conduct a project with the Christian Churches.

Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee - May 25, 2007 Meeting

File consists of documents for the May 25, 2007 meeting, including agenda, minutes from the April 27th meeting, Augustine's notes and speaking points, proposal for a multi-media installation, Conflict of Interest guidelines, MPP contact list, Project Updates, Roots of Freedom Grant Review, and Expense Claim forms

Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee - July 4, 2007 Meeting

File consists of various magazines and publications pertaining to African Canadian heritage, a draft of a paper entitled "Does Slavery Exist in Canada Today?", an invitation from the Institute of Caribbean Studies in DC to become a member of the Honorary Gala Committee, documents for the Bicentenary, lists of proposals Augustine ranked from high to low priority, and a document labelled "Global Approaches to Foreign Credential Recognition."

National Society of Black Engineers

File consists of flyers, mail, and magazines from NSBE; correspondence regarding travel arrangements to New York; nominations for Ontario's Greatest Female Premier; list of George Brown College Finalists for the Jean Augustine Scholarship; a copy of the Political Activity Rights for Ontario Public Servants, Bill 124; Student Success: a copy of "The Identification of Strategies used by Black Caribbean Youth to Achieve Academic Success"; personal and professional correspondence; articles and newspapers; records for the Ontario Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Cotillion Ball

File consists of programs and speaking notes for the 2005 and 2006 Cotillion Ball.

Schedule: June 2015

File consists of publications from local organizations and events, a letter thanking Augustine for her speech given at Ryerson University's Convocation, and a draft of the Collected Writings of Fred Landon, for which Augustine intended to provide a dedication.

Caribana 2005

File consists of email correspondence with the Chair and Board of CCC-Caribana about controversy surrounding harassment, financial discrepancies and eventual resignation of one of its members as well as information on the Downsview project which sought to bring social and economic development to visible minority groups in the GTA through the Caribana Village & Museum initiative.

Caribana 2006

File consists of correspondence and promotional material for the 2006 Caribana Festival and the establishment of an endowment fund to support the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.

Program Proposal for the West Indian Community

File consists of a program proposal to appoint a teacher/liaison to bridge the gap between schools and the West Indian community and a copy of the article "Monitoring: Relaxing About the Present…So We Can Get On With the Future!"

Schedule: December 2014

File consists of invitations, correspondence, and travel documents pertaining to the various engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable events include: the Vancouver Foundation conference, a meeting with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and the 9th Annual Human Rights Day Celebration.

Schedule: January 2015

File consists of correspondence and event invitations pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner. The file also consists of a copy of a letter of recommendation written by Augustine in support of Dr. Janet Haynes for an assistant professor position at the University of Regina.

Schedule February 2015

File consists of correspondence, speaking notes, and invitations pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable events include: the West Park Foundation's Gala, the Kingsway Women's Club, and the Toronto District School Board's African Heritage Month Symposium.

Schedule: March 2015

File consists of correspondence pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably the Centennial College Student Awards Night where Augustine presented the Jean Augustine Entrepreneur Scholarship.

Schedule: November 2014

File consists of correspondence, invitations, event backgrounders and flyers sent to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable events include: the 6th Annual Tribute Dinner in support of Canadian Military Families, the Black Experience Project Meet and Greet, the Bryden Alumni Awards at York University, and the Transforming Access Forum at which Augustine was a speaker.

Schedule: September 2014

File consists of correspondence, invoices, and invitations pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notable of which includes a letter from Queen Sylvia of the Buganda Kingdom commending Augustine for her work through the Your Women's Empowerment Centre.

Schedule: October 2014

File consists correspondence and invitations pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable topics include: the launch of a Certificate in Caribbean Studies at Ryerson University and a fundraising reception in support of the Canadian Arab Institute.

Schedule: July 2014

File consists of correspondence and event invitations pertaining to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable events include: the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Annual Gala, the National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada. File also consists of

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