Hon. Jean Augustine, PC, CM, CBE

In 1993, Jean Augustine, became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada. In 1988-1993, she was Chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority. She was an educator and school principal before entering federal politics. Among her accomplishments as an MP, was the introduction of a motion, passed unanimously, to have February proclaimed as Black History Month in Canada. She holds a Master of Education degree and honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, McGill University, York University and Guelph University. She served as the National President for the Congress of Black Women of Canada. ...

Dauna Jones-Simmonds, BA, CHRL, SHRMC

Dauna is the President of DEJS (Diversity) Consulting, where she has the opportunity to share her unique experience and facilitate the transfer of her accumulated knowledge, through consulting and diversity training activities.  Born in St. Kitts she ...

Dr. Denise O’Neil Green

Denise is the Assistant Vice President and Vice Provost, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Ryerson University. She was appointed as the first AVP/VP-EDI in 2012. Throughout her career, she has championed organizational change in the areas ...

Dr. Shannon Meadows

Chief Editor and Coordinator
I have really enjoyed working with this wonderful group. The experience of reading these powerful stories and insightful anecdotes left me exhilarated and inspired. Congratulations to the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women celebrated in this book!

Norma Lewis

Researcher and Editor
First, let me thank the three authors for bringing to the forefront these life glimpses ...

Paulette Kelly

Researcher and Nominee Support
I enjoyed working on this project for a number of reasons. It provided an opportunity ...

Juannittah Kamera

Social Media Coordinator
It was such an honour to work with this group of amazing and passionate women ...

Valerie Jones

Editor and Interviewer
When I was invited to participate in the project on accomplished Black women in Canada, ...


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