FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2018 100ABCWomen Book and Gala

  • On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00pm
  • $135 Canadian. This includes a complimentary copy of the book and a 3-course dinner.
  • No. Partial funds raised from this event will be given to three ‘grassroot’ charitable organizations who are struggling to make a difference in their communities.
  • Visit our website www.100abcwomen.ca to purchase your ticket(s) and select your seat(s) using your promo code. You can also purchase additional tickets for your family and friends. The ticketing system opens on January 20, 2018.
  • When you purchase tickets, you will receive an electronic receipt. 100ABC Women will also receive a report that the purchase has been made. You will have the option of collecting the ticket(s) at the gala, or having it/them mailed to you. A report of the ticket details will be maintained by 100ABCWomen and will be available at the registration desk.
  • Many women recognize that this is a remarkable and historic event and often dress for the occasion.
  • At the book launch. If you would like additional books, you can purchase as many as you wish at the event. You can also order the book on www.amazon.ca or www.amazon.com after September 15, 2018.
  • $35 Canadian and $27 US.
  • The book you will receive at the gala is a table top size 9” x 12” and it is in colour. The book(s) you purchase via www.amazon.ca will be in black and white and they are 6” x 9”.
  • Many friends and supporters take advantage of these opportunities to place advertisements as well as send congratulatory messages. Since the size of advertisements and congratulatory messages differ in price, it is best to make your selection through our website at www.100abcwomen.ca. Camera ready advertisements and congratulatory messages must be sent at the time of purchase.
  • We have employed the services of professional photographers. Photo booths will be set up for you to take photos of you, your family and friends. Photos will be available immediately.
  • Each attendee will be given one complimentary photo.
  • Yes, including ramps and accessible washrooms.
  • Tickets are not refundable after July 31, 2018.
  • Free parking (including accessible parking) is available.
  • You would take Bus 37A from Islington subway station, visit www.ttc.ca for the schedule or to plan your trip.
  • 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women – 2018. It is the second of edition of the book with the same title which was published in 2016.
  • The second edition is another informative and educational publication. Its purpose is two-fold:
    1. To continue to highlight, document and make visible the accomplishments of Black Canadian women and girls.
    2. To support the social, educational, political and professional advancement of Black Canadian women.
  • The door was left open on the previous project which grew out of a series of discussions over several months in 2014. This resulted in a publication which was launched in 2016 and filled a well needed void. The public’s resounding interest in having a second edition propelled the writers to facilitate a second edition whose launch is scheduled for September 2018.
  • As in the first edition, this project continues to spotlight the accomplishments of Black Canadian women who are from different walks of life and regions across Canada. Also, we will continue to build an ever-expanding database of these accomplished women for future endeavours and generations via print media, public and private libraries as well as our website www.100abcwomen.ca.
  • The Black Canadian women recognized in this book include (but not limited to) women who are firsts and/or highly accomplished in government, not-for-profit, financial, legal, real estate, health, entertainment, fine arts and other professions.
  • A nominations process and call for nominees was launched. Individuals were able to nominate other women as well as self-nominate by submitting their nominations electronically.
  • Nominees were judged against the following criteria:
    • Support of Black women and girls
    • Lived and worked in Canada
    • Support-related activities with organizations and groups working for the advancement of Black women and girls
    • Demonstrated leadership through role modelling and/or volunteer activities.
    • Three major achievements or accomplishments over the past 10 years.
  • Five key questions had to be answered:
    • What distinguished this nominee as a proven leader?
    • How did this nominee leverage her professional or non-professional activities to the benefit of Black women and girls?
    • What made this nominee unique?
    • What was the scope of their impact?
    • What were the accomplishments?
  • An Evaluation Committee comprising of 11 evaluators was established to review and make final decisions on nominees.
  • Proceeds will be used to cover operational expenses for the book and gala. A portion of the proceeds from the book will also go towards supporting programs for marginalized Black women and girls.
  • Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, a former Member of Parliament
  • Dauna Jones-Simmonds, a Corporate Diversity Executive
  • Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion at Ryerson University