Fonds 1662 - Gary Pieters fonds

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UTA 1662


Gary Pieters fonds


  • 1989-1996 (Creation)

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0.35 m of textual and graphic records (2 boxes)

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Gary Pieters is an educator and Commissioner at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Pieters was born in Guyana in 1967, immigrating to Canada in 1987. He received his Bachelor of Arts in African Studies and Political Science in 1993, followed by a Master of Education from OISE in 1996. After graduating, Pieters worked at the Toronto District School Board and throughout his career has been committed to community building, youth engagement, and equity initiatives. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Minister of Education's Advisory Council on Special Education, the Toronto Islands Residential Trust Corporation and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

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Records document Mr. Pieters' activities as a student and alumnus of New College at the University of Toronto. Pieters was an active participant in the development of Caribbean students' activities, including the West Indian Students' Association. As a student teacher at the Faculty of Education, he was active in the Future Teachers Club and other initiatives that worked to encourage post-secondary studies in teaching to African Canadian students. Material includes correspondence, brochures, flyers, clippings, photographs, reports, and notes.

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  • Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, Summer 2015
  • Edits made to the finding aid to remove unnecessary reference to immigration status, include additional detail to biographical note, and remove outdated term for Indigenous individuals, Daniela Ansovini, 2022.




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