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Audiovisual material

Series consists of media coverage of Jean Augustine's professional activities as a member of Parliament, cabinet minister and community advocate, including video recordings of her public appearances, as well as recordings of her appearance on radio and television. Also includes music recordings and documentaries submitted to Augustine by members of the community and some lobby groups.

Artwork, memorabilia and collected ephemera

Series consists of Jean Augustine's collections of artwork, portraits, posters, social activist and political buttons and pins, campaign promotional material and other three dimensional items and ephemera accumulated during her professional life. Item lists are available upon request.

Political and personal photographs

Series consists of amateur and professional photographs taken and accumulated by Jean Augustine during her personal and professional life in Canada. This series documents Augustine's personal and family life in Grenada and Canada from the 1940s through to 2005, including her emigration to Canada, her social activities as a young woman in Toronto, her life as a young mother, social activist, teacher and student.

Photographs also document her early involvement in the 1970s and 1980s in community movements, cultural events, social justice and political organizations, as well as her professional career as an elementary school teacher and principal in the Metropolitan Separate School Board, her activities as part of Premier David Peterson's 'transition team' in 1985 and her work as chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority. Events documented include the election campaign of American politician Jesse Jackson, the earliest celebrations of the Caribana parade in Toronto, women's rights events and protests, and local Black History Month celebrations.

Photographs also document Augustine's activities as a federal politician, including her activities on Parliament Hill, her administration of federal committees and the Secretariats of Multiculturalism (later Multiculturalism and Status of Women), as well as her election campaigns (including door-to-door campaigning; fund raising; speeches; debates and promotion), and local activities (including celebrations at her constituency office; round table discussions and meetings with community organizations; annual Christmas parties; summer picnics; community celebrations; banquets; and Remembrance Day ceremonies).

Photographs also document Augustine's extensive travel overseas in the Caribbean, the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, both in her official capacity as a politician and cabinet member, and as a tourist and traveler.

Administrative records

Series consists of the administrative records created and accumulated by Jean Augustine in the course of her activities as a community advocate, activist and volunteer; in her role as an administrator and chair of various local, municipal, provincial, federal and international organizations, associations, boards, committees and conferences; as a federal politician representing the constituency of Etobicoke-Lakeshore in Ontario; and in her role as Ontario's Fairness Commissioner. Series is organized into several functional categories used by Augustine herself, including Community Action files ; Parliamentarian files ; Correspondence and subject files ; Trips and conferences; Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development; Canada Africa Parliamentary Group; Special Advisor for Grenada; Secretary of State (Multiculturalism); Women's Issues; Schedules from the daily operations of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner; and Status of Women Canada. Series also includes groups of records related to her election campaign strategies; the Congress of Black Women of Canada; the Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee; Black History Month celebrations and promotions; the Sugar Caucus; Anti-racism efforts; her work as a school principal and teacher; her official correspondence, business contacts and the contents of several briefcases.

Jean Augustine fonds

  • F0515
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2018, predominant 1994-2015

Fonds consists of the professional records of Jean Augustine, including documents, reports, speech notes, press releases and publications relating to her activities as a community activist and volunteer; a elementary school teacher; her administration of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority; her participation on various international, national, provincial and municipal advocacy boards organizations and associations; and her activities as a federal politician and member of cabinet.

Augustine, Jean

Bradford photo gallery ‘09

File features Jean Augustine next to a portrait painting of a Black man. The photograph is embossed and contains artist’s signature.

Locals

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

Festival Fever : Caribana 40th Anniversary Soca Compilation

Compact disc, produced by the Ontario Calypso Performing Artists, features a compliation of artists to show the evolution of calypso in Canada. Artists include Rajiman, Guney, Mon-T-Hama, King Cosmos, Naki, Susan G., Bryan Thornhill, Crooner, Connector, Kempha Fields, Delee, Dynasty, Villaz, King Lion, Charlo.

Caribana's Greatest Hits

Compact disc, produced by the Caribbean cultural Committee and the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, contains songs performed by Connector, Kester Duncan, Sparkles, Jayson, Crooner, Yellows, Macomere Fifi, Web, Lady Scorpio, Guney, Dennis James, Mon T Hammer.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): Negotiation processes in the Middle East

CD contains pre-recorded discussion between Ambassador (retired) John McDonald;d and Professor (Emeritus) John Sigler for program broadcasted on Chin Radio 97.9 FM on 22 November 2007, show number 147, titled “Negotiation processes in the Middle East: Are they in accord with the needs of the people? What happened to the Oslo Accords?” and hosted by Ernest G. Tannis.

Macklin Public School

File contains certificate recongizing her distinction as the first Black female member of parliament.

Toronto to Ghana

DVD contains slide show of photographs with Jean Augustine and others bringing bags of clothing, books, and toys to children in Ghana.

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