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Schedule: Nov 24-30, 2008

File consists of daily planner, invitations, travel documents, and correspondence pertaining to the various engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, notable events include: the 60th Anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program Conference.

Schedule: Dec 8-14, 2008

File consists of daily planner, invitations, speaking notes, travel documents, and correspondence pertaining to the various engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, the most notable of which include: the Livelihood Project of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women in Canada, and the Access Equity & Human Rights Awards.

Schedule: August 2008

File consists of correspondence, event invitations, and newsletters sent to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably pertaining to the African Canadian Women's Achievement Awards.

Schedule: July 2008

File consists of correspondence pertaining to speaking engagements such as the Caribana Festival, the African Women Economic Consortium, and Jamaica's 46th Independence Thanksgiving Service.

Schedule: September 2008

File consists of invitations and correspondence pertaining to the various engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, including a meeting with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to discuss new registration pathways for International Medical Graduates.

Schedule: October 2008

File consists of textual material pertaining to the Community Consultation Local Diversity & Immigration Partnership Council and the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment Conference. File also consists of photos from York University's 50th anniversary reception.

Schedule: May 12-18, 2008

File consists of daily planner, correspondence, and event invitations pertaining to the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: the AGM of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.

Schedule: May 5-11, 2008

File consists of daily planner, correspondence, and event invitations pertaining to the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: Celebrating Our Women in Medicine Meeting and the U of T Medicine Celebration of Life.

Schedule: May 19-25, 2008

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes, correspondence, and travel itineraries for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: York U's chancellor installation ceremony and dinner and the Saskatchewan Visible Minority Employees Association Conference.

Schedule: April 21-27, 2008

File consists of daily planner, correspondence, travel itineraries, and speaking notes for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: Conference on Foreign Credential Recognition, CEHS Equity Achievement Awards & Healing Ceremony, and the 14th Anniversary of South Africa's democracy.

Schedule: April 28-May 4, 2008

File consists of daily planner and correspondence pertaining to the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: a visit from the Consulate-General of South Africa and the Speaker of the North West Parliament Legislature and her delegation, as well as Augustine being awarded the 2008 Community Builder Award by Tropicana Community Services.

Schedule: May 26-June 2, 2008

File consists of daily planner and correspondence pertaining to the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: lunch with Minister Margarett Best and the African Canadian Achievement Awards.

Schedule: April 7-13, 2008

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes, correspondence and travel itineraries for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: Briefing for Post-Secondary Institutions, Briefing for Professional Institutions, and Briefing for Immigrant Serving Organizations.

Schedule: March 31 to April 6, 2008

File consists of daily planner, documents for a meeting with the Maytree Foundation, and documents for Augustine's speech and attendance at the National Metropolis Conference.

Schedule: April 14-20, 2008

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes, and correspondence for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: lunch with the Consulate General of Switzerland, and the Immigrant Settlement & Fair Access Delegation from Denmark.

Schedule: March 10 to 16, 2008

File consists of daily planner, correspondence regarding a meeting with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy, and event briefing for the 35th Anniversary of National Action Committee on the Status of Women.

Schedule: Mar 3-9, 2008

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes, correspondence and travel itineraries for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: The Recognition of Foreign Credentials Seminar: The Ontario System and the Role of the Fairness Commissioner.

Schedule: Feb 25-March 2, 2008

File consists of daily planner, travel itineraries, correspondence, and travel itineraries, for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: Planet Africa's Leadership and Development Summit and the National Council of Visible Minorities Conference.

Schedule: November 2007

File consists of event invitations and publications sent to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, including The Hunger Project Annual Report, Panorama, and the NAC-CCA Solidarity Fundraiser Luncheon.

Schedule: Feb 18-24, 2008

File consists of daily planner, correspondence, travel itineraries, and speaking notes for the engagements of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notably: Briefing for Qualification Assessment Agencies and Black History Month in Ottawa.

Schedule: October 2007

File consists of correspondence, event invitations, and publications from organizations sent to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, most notable of which is the World Congress of NGOs Conference on Ethics and Global Peace where Augustine delivered the keynote speech.

Schedule: January 2008

File consists of event invitations, such as a dinner in honour of Hon. Mary Anne Chambers and the Positive Business Practices Awards Fundraising Dinner, sent to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.

Schedule: Sept 10 to Sept 16, 2007

File consists of daily planner, documents pertaining to a meetings with Skills for Change: Diversity at Work and Building Equitable Environments, and event briefing for Light Out of Darkness: a commemorative event for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Slave Trade

Schedule: Sept 17-28, 2007

File consists of correspondence, event invitations, and a proposal for the Roots of Freedom grant project, funded by the Ontario Bicentenary Committee.

Schedule: Aug 13 to Aug 19, 2007

File consists of daily planner, invitations to collaborate with organizations including the Marcus Garvey Celebrations and the Women of Promise Gala, invitations to events, and a transcript of Augustine's interview with CKXT-TV.

Schedule: Aug 6 to Aug 12, 2007

File consists of daily planner, correspondence to arrange a meeting for an interview with CKXT-TV, and an information package from the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Schedule: Aug 20 to Aug 26, 2007

File consists of daily planner, documents pertaining to the 2007 Abolition Day Remembrance, and documents pertaining to the Chloe Cooley plaque unveiling.

Schedule: July 23 to July 29, 2007

File consists of daily planner and email correspondence regarding organizing interviews for the position of Policy Advisor at the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.

Schedule: June 18 to June 24, 2007

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes and email correspondence for the public launch of "A Newcomer's Guide to Services in Peel, Halton and Dufferin," The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act African Gala, the Future of Engineering Education and Lice

Schedule: June 11 to June 17, 2007

File consists of daily planner, briefing notes and email correspondence for the Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women's Mentorship Connection Program, travel documents, and a Draft Logic Model for the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.

Schedule: May 7 to May 13, 2007

File consists of daily planner, email correspondence to confirm or decline events, briefing notes for an interview with Sun TV, and various event pamphlets.

Schedule: May 14 to May 20, 2007

File consists of daily planner, email correspondence and a backgrounder for a meeting with CMA Ontario and a meeting with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Schedule: March 26, 2007 to April 1, 2007

File consists of daily planner and a package compiled for a speaking engagement at "Target Solutions," a conference for new Canadian internationally trained professionals and trades people.

Schedule: April 9, 2007 to April 15, 2007

File consists of a daily planner and an information package compiled for the Markham Race Relations Advisory Committee's Community event including speaking notes for Augustine's keynote address.

Correspondence - 2006

File consists of an information package for the Roots of Empathy program, a letter of recommendation for Zanana Akande to the Order of Canada, event invitations, an itinerary for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Conference, and general mail.

Congratulatory Letters

File consists of a letter from the Prime Minister of Grenada awarding Augustine the Caribbean Tourism Organization Lifetime Achievement Award, a thank you note from Marika Bishop, and letters of congratulation on Augustine's appointment as Ontario's Fairness Commissioner.

OFC Publications, 2005-2011

File consists of publications and reports created by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, including: OFC Progress Report Minister's Briefing, a Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications, a Progress Report to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and an Assessment of Qualifications for Entry to Practice in Regulated Professions.

Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act

File consists of media packages, correspondence, articles, news releases, and backgrounders pertaining to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act and the role of the Ontario Fairness Commissioner.

Speaking Notes, 2007-2014

File consists of some speaking notes for Augustine, most mostly consists of speaking notes for other speeches that Augustine attended.

Speeches, 2004-2005

File consists of Augustine's speaking notes at events including: The Economic Club of Toronto, the Global Congress of Black Women Leaders Symposium, and the Third Meeting of Parliamentarians of Afro Descent of the Americas. File also consists of speeches

Speeches, 2002-2010

File consists of articles pertaining to women's equality, a speech from the 2010 AGM Conference of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, and copies of Augustine's debate in the House of Commons regarding The Black Presence in Canadian Polit

Speeches, 1992-2001

File consists of Augustine's speaking notes during her time as an MP in the House of Commons, most notably for: International Day of Violence Against Women, her address to U of T's convocation on the occasion of her honorary degree Doctor of Laws, and a c

Speeches, 2006-2010

File consists of Augustine's speaking notes for events including: the High Commission for the Republic of South Africa, the Inaugural Annual Black Health Issues Seminar, and the 2010 Race Relations Forum.

Mail to the House of Commons

File consists of a press kit for Carolyn Bennet in her leadership bid for the Liberal party, mail from the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and from the Aga Khan Development Network.

Speeches, 2003-2006

File consists of various speaking notes and drafts for remarks given at events by Augustine as Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women), as well as articles pertaining to diversity.

J.A.'s Farewell SO31

File consists of "Standing Order 31: Member for Etobicoke-Lakeshore" which states Augustine's decision not to seek re-election, media coverage of her decision, correspondence, and articles pertaining to her successor, Michael Ignatieff.

Assistant Deputy Chair Expenses

File consists of correspondence regarding expenses, expense claims, receipts, photo proofs, and cheques submitted by Augustine for expenses occurred in her position as Assistant Deputy Chair of the House of Commons.

Candidature for the Liberal Party

File consists of documents pertaining to Augustine's candidacy for Parliament in 1993 and Returning Officer in 1997 and 2001 for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, including: a photocopy of the Liberal Party's endorsement, her campaign agreement, a copy of the Parliamentarian, biographical sketches and political pamphlets that denote her professional achievements.

Liberal Party Publications

File consists of Liberal Party information manuals and promotional material such as buttons and flyers for Augustine's candidature.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore (35022)

File consists of a breakdown of the 2000 election, Augustine's speech upon re-election, her application to run for the 2004 election, and information pertaining to the Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding, including: maps, characteristics of the physical setting and its residents, and voting behaviour.

Toronto Star Articles

File consists of Toronto Star newspapers and news articles covering racism, women's rights, and local politics.

Publications on Gender Equity and Fair Access to Professions

File consists of documents pertaining to the "100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women" Working Group Committee; a copy of Pride: Canada's Caribbean and African News Magazine with Augustine on the cover; articles pertaining to racial and gender equality; pamphlets for Black History Month 2015; promotional documents for the Jean Augustine Girls' Leadership Academy.

5th International Strangers in New Homelands Conference

File consists of documents pertaining to the conference, including Augustine's remarks; file also consists of newspaper clippings, booklets, articles, magazines, and information printed from the internet about the Association for Canadian Studies Conference.

Canadian Index of Well-being

File consists of a presentation package for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing sent by the National Project Director, Lynne Slotek, at request of Augustine.

Reports and Publications on Canadian Immigration and Internationally Trained Professions

File consists of published reports and documents on Canadian immigration and internationally trained professions, including: a draft of the Ontario Human Rights Commission "Policy on Canadian Experience as an Employment Requirement," Grenada University of Science and Technology June 2011 Report, articles, copies of presentations and speeches Augustine attended, and correspondence.

Research on Black History I

File consists of an issue of the Ontario Black History Society, a Chathan-Kent Black Mecca Museum Familiarization Package, and a National Post article celebrating high-profile Canadian newcomers, including Jean Augustine.

Research on Black History II

File consists of an information package with resources on Black inventors, an article on Etobicoke's Black population in 1842, publications from Black Times Network Inc., a speech by Augustine on celebrating Black History Month.

Research and Publications on Diversity in Canada

File consists of: documents sent to Augustine from the publisher of DiversityWorks, a publication that she endorsed; a presentation by Jean-Louis Roy, the president of Rights and Democracy; a copy of Statistics Canada's Ethnic Diversity Survey and a publication entitled "Population Projections of Visible Minority Groups, Canada, Provinces and Regions 2001-2017"; a speech Augustine gave at the Diversity Marketing Conference and its applicable notes and agenda; newspaper and newsletter articles.

Publications on Housing, Immigration, and Labour

File consists of a thesis submitted to Queen's University by Paul Lewkowicz on immigrant labour market integration, material pertaining to the 2000 federal election including strategic direction suggestions for Augustine and details of the vote for her riding, a copy of the papers presented at the Tri-Country Conference on Facing Up to Housing and Urban Issues held in San Francisco, and a copy of a speech that Augustine presented at the International Committee of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

Community-Police Relations

File consists of material pertaining to anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination, including: news articles, informational pamphlets, a report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, press releases on death of Lester Donaldson as a result of police brutality, documents by The Committee for Racial Justice, documents for the planning of the Federal GTA Forum on Urban Violence, a speech made to the Grenada Association, a record LP for "To Serve and to Protect," research notes, information report on Art Eggleton's Mayor's Committee on Community and Race Relations, articles, and a draft report of the Multicultural and Race Relations Committee Oct 11, 1988 meeting.

Certificates/Appointment Letters

File consists of cards and congratulatory letters, professional development certificates, letters of appointment to positions such as Vice-Principal of St. Frances de Sales and to the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority, and application documents to sponsor her sister's immigration.

Etobicoke Social Development Council

File consists of documents pertaining to the administration and operations of the Etobicoke Social Development Council, of which Augustine was a member of the Board of Directors

Women and Politics Forum

File consists of notes on speeches, agenda, executive summaries and other material pertaining to the two-day forum on Women and Politics sponsored by the Hamilton and District Council of Women.

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