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WWTO Class of 2018 Celebration

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Ryerson University

Oakham House, Tecumseh Auditorium

63 Gould Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1E9

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Join us as we celebrate Women Win Toronto's Inaugural Participants


Speakers:
City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Hema Vyas, Women Win Toronto Founder & Co-Chair

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Conversations with the Women Win Toronto Class of 2018 with moderator Alejandra Bravo

Keynote speaker: The Honourable Jean Augustine

About Ms. Augustine: In 1993, Jean Augustine made history. She became the first African Canadian woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons. She served as the Member of Parliament for the Toronto-area riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, winning four consecutive elections until her retirement from politics in 2006.

Jean’s work as a parliamentarian included service as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Minister and Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Chair of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee and Chair of the National Women’s Caucus. In her final year, Jean was elected Deputy Speaker by her peers.

Amongst her notable achievements was legislation to protect low-income individuals including single mothers. Jean used skilful negotiation to garner unanimous support to pass a historic motion designating February as Black History Month in Canada. Jean also championed legislation to erect the Famous Five statue, the only statue featuring women on Parliament Hill.

Source: http://www.jeanaugustine.ca/jean-augustine-bio/


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