top of page
Jean Augustine
Jean Augustine.jpg

Jean Augustine PC CM CBE is a Gredian-Canadian education administration, advocate for social justice, and politician.  Born in Greneda in 1937, she immigrated to Canada in 1960 and studied at University of Toronto where she attained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education.  She worked as an elementary school Principal after university and also sat on the committee for the 1st Caribbean Festival.  Alongside caucus colleague Hedy Fry, she was one of the first two Black Canadian Canadian women elected to the house of Commons.  She served in that role as a Liberal member of the House of Commons from 1993 to 2006.  She also served as parliamentary Secretary go Prime Minister Jean Chretien from 1994 to 1996

bottom of page