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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.


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

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 





At McDonald’s on 151 Dundas Street in Ward 13 collecting donations for #McHappyDay2019 and so far we’ve raised $1,431 donations.The staff were amazing; thank you for having me. I am also dedicating this day to my colleague Elizabeth Peloza, thank you for sharing your story.

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!

Thank you to Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes and RBC for contributing in our youth and investing in training & finding meaningful work for the youth. 

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!

Have more questions? Email us at akayabaga@london.ca

Thank you Derek for allowing me to tag along while you do your work. Derek was kind and showed me the work that he does on a day to day basis. His work consists of enforcing The Yard & Lot maintenance by-law PW9.

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.


April 7th marks the beginning of 100 days of mourning when we remember the victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against Tutsis. I’ll also be remembering the 1993 Burundian Genocide! #Kwibuka



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 
#DaughtersoftheVote #representationmatters

Thank you to the Labatt Brewery London team for the tour and information on your many & great contributions in our community!

What a day! Hearing Dr. Jill Andrew deliver a keynote speech, receiving an award delivered by Mitzie Hunter and being on a panel with the amazing Tiffany Ford and Felicia Samuel is a perfect way to enjoy a Saturday!

So excited to be at this International Women’s Day 2019 event organized by Western USC by amazing women in the women studies council. And I got flowers!

Happy International Women’s Day. Following the theme of balance, let us commit to gender equity, calling out discrimination in all its forms and celebrating the many women who have achieved so much.



“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” 
Malala Yousafzai

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.”

Middlesex-London Health Unit

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the ward meeting last night despite the weather.