James is volunteering with us this summer and we just came back from canvassing Dundas street in this heat. Warm welcome to James.
Thrilled to be on the 2019 list of Top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada list.
How cool is it that I am fortunate to say happy Independence Day to 3 countries woven in my identity ?
Burundi birthed me, Canada| Kanata Raised me and Rwanda gave me a SON.
Enjoy this wonderful hot day& reflect on how “YOU” can make your communities better through dialogues, recognition&servitude to the Indigenous peoples as we have them to thank for this land.
Continue/Start reflecting on the “Ubuntu” spirit and how we can strengthen our bond for the betterment of our communities.
**Keep in mind that fire works are triggers to a lot of People. Have fun & enjoy your families**
A society that celebrates its diversity is a strong and tolerant society. Let us celebrate our differences and grow in the process.
Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors on your championship win!
Day started at Oxford Park, celebration of Franco Fête , Indigenous Solidarity in KEVA and more Franco-Fête celebrations.
Kids reacting to the way people treat women in politics is everything! Thanks Kate Graham for putting this together. Also, I’m so proud that my son recognized that what people said to Kathleen Wynne isn’t what they would say to Justin Trudeau.
Remember, children are watching and are paying attention.
Happy Father’s Day to the guiding lights in our lives.
Happy 2nd birthday to London Bicycle Café. Stop by and give them a hug and support them.
Today is World Oceans Day. Did you know that around 70% of earth’s oxygen comes from oceans around the world. Let us do our part to keep our oceans clean. It can be as simple as reducing our use of plastic, whenever possible. #worldoceansday
This year’s theme for World Environment Day is air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, 7 million die from disease caused by air pollution every year.
While you take care of yourself and those around you, don’t forget to take care of the earth.
Spent my morning yesterday with amazing women (Ainsley Jeffery, Officer Theresa Allott, Emma O’Connor and Susan Mark) on the Female Empowerment Day panel at Oakridge Secondary School. I’m amazed at how many young women are standing up to create safer spaces and communities not just for them but for their peers.
Just asked staff to look into hosting #BlackHistoryMonth Celebration at City Hall. Thank you to my colleagues for supporting this.
If you want to see the city of london implementat this, email me at email@example.com
Did you know that Monday, May 27th is Bike to Work Day in London? So if possible, dust off your bike this weekend and use it to get to work on Monday as a healthier alternative.
Happy Victoria Day to those celebrating. If you will be doing fireworks please be safe and be mindful of others who be triggered by loud noises and bright flashing lights. The Fanshawe Conservation Area will be hosting public fireworks. Please note that it is $20/car. Find out more by visiting the link below
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Let us all work towards creating a world that is inclusive for everyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender. Everyone should feel welcomed and comfortable in all spaces.
Thank you to the Rotary Club for this appreciation certificate and the 30 kids that will receive a donation in my name. Thank you for your contributions in our community
Entreveu avec ONFR+ :
Élue au conseil municipal de London à l’automne dernier, Arielle Kayabaga espère paver la voie pour les autres femmes qui, comme elle, souhaitent percer dans le monde politique. Cette réfugiée burundaise revient sur les hauts et les bas qui accompagnent le fait d’être la première femme noire élue à London.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers especially the ones who didn’t get to go home with their babies. On this day, I celebrate you.
Happy Mother’s Day also to my beautiful and strong mama. You are not thanked enough for all the sacrifices you continually make to make our lives better. My son and I are very thankful for your love and presence in our lives. You are proof of what love is really about
Ramadan Mubarak to all those who celebrate!
Thanks to Lord Roberts French Immersion Public School’s grade 7 and 8 students for visiting us as part of their London Arts Council Culture City program. cc: @Ed Holder
Our City of London, Ontario is…
…the first city in Canada to have ranked ballot
…the first city in Canada to provide free menstrual products across the city
And we have now joined other cities in the declaring of a climate change emergency.
Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate!
Just wrapped my first town hall for Ward 13!
I would like to extend my gratitude to staff for the support and information they shared to our community. I would also like to thank the community for showing up and asking important questions!
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Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Let us continue to educate ourselves and work to create a more understanding, equitable and inclusive world for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Repost from Operation Black Vote Canada
We have a few first here! First Black woman elected to federal parliament Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine , first woman prime minister Kim Campbell and first Black woman city councillor of London Arielle Kayabaga, all at Equal Voice
Thank you to the Labatt Brewery London team for the tour and information on your many & great contributions in our community!
I was honored to be part of the speakers’ panel today at an event hosted by the Middlesex-London Health Unit. This event gave an update to the local response on the opioid crisis and presented data on opioid-related deaths in 2018.It takes a village to solve a crisis and these numbers show that together, we can do just that. Once again, thank you to all the community partners involved.
“The local strategy to respond to the opioid crisis has been built on the four pillars of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement. Each of the partners that has collaborated in this response has been able to provide services and support that align with this model that has been shown to reduce the potentially deadly outcomes associated with addiction to opioid drugs. While the results so far are encouraging, much remains to be done.”