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The first African Canadian woman to be elected to Parliament and to serve in the federal cabinet, she advocated for the legislation that now recognizes Black History Month in Canada. The Jean Augustine Scholarship, a fund that helps single mothers attend George Brown College and Centennial College in Toronto, was established in her honour.
Former Ontario Finance Minister and the first woman to deliver a budget in the province, she is the CEO and president of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and has a goal to grow the financial industry in Toronto.
Deputy director of International Programming for War Child Canada, she helped establish the organization’s work in war-torn South Sudan and the Middle East, where they work directly with women and children. Nikki oversees multiple programs, including legal aid for victims of sexual violence in Afghanistan.