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 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.
  • 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 100ABC Women and will be available at the registration desk. Your ticket will be stamped “Book Received” once you receive your book.
  • 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.
  • You can pre-order copies of the book. These can either be mailed to you or picked up at the gala.
  • $35 Canadian or $27 U.S.
  • 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 to the nominees or even to advertise their business. The cost of advertisements and congratulatory messages range in price from $135 – $1,500 and are based on the size and location in the program booklet. 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.
  • Yes, including ramps and accessible washrooms.
  • The Woodbine Hotel and Suites is adjacent to the venue and located at Highway 27 and Vice Regent Boulevard and it is 8 minutes from Pearson Airport.
  • Hotel details:
    • Check in 3:00PM and check out is 11:00AM
    • Prices range from $103.96 (plus taxes) for the standard size rooms to $150 (plus taxes) for the Jacuzzi Suite
    • Airport shuttle is $20 (plus taxes) one way
    • Continental breakfast included
    • Free parking and Wi-Fi
    • For more information contact the hotel directly at (416) 743-9997
  • Free parking (including accessible parking) is available.
  • Yes, it is accessible. Take Bus 37A from Islington subway station. You may also visit www.ttc.ca for the schedule to plan your trip.
  • The Event Planning Team is still planning all activities for the women, and will contact the honourees with details closer to the event.
  • 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 yet 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 propelled the writers to facilitate a second edition which launch is scheduled for September 15, 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. In addition, we will continue to build an ever-expanding database on our website www.100abcwomen.ca of these accomplished women for future endeavours and generations. This will also be available to public and private libraries.
  • 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 call for nominees together with a nomination process 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