Proud to lay the last of 700,000 bricks on Dundas Place with Mayor Ed Holder to officially open London’s first ever flex street. Not just the flex street but an accessible street. I hope all Londoners check it out for themselves, and spend some money this holiday season at our fantastic downtown businesses.
What a magical night celebrating 30 years with Congress of Black Women. Put more than 120 women in our community through school. Plenty of magical people. Thanks to Anna Hopkins and Elizabeth Peloza for supporting this amazing organization.
On oubliera pas!
Just finished another lovely Positive Voice community session at Nokee Kwe London showing off Stephanie’s amazing work/gift. Miigwech
Great turn out at the Midtown District Community meeting organized by the midtown district association & city planning department. This is a good initiative and thanks to John Flemming and his team for supporting them.
We need to work towards ending the stigma and ignorance towards HIV/AIDS which starts through increased conversation and awareness.
The first step to prevention is awareness. Gender violence is real and we must enact steps to change these and other alarming stats.
Great seeing Peggy Sattler and Kate Young at this morning’s Hope In The City Breakfast organized by the Salvation Army of London. Happy to see these amazing women who are also wearing purple to Shine the Light to bring awareness on gender based violence.
Happy to be at the Mission Services Fall Banquet with Perdita Felicien as the guest speaker! The proceeds are going to Rotholme Family Shelter in ward 13.
Thank you to all my colleagues for supporting this motion that will address vacancy in the core area and the protection of heritage properties in London.
On this day, we want to express our gratitude to those who have fought to secure the freedom we enjoy today.
To all of our veterans, from far and wide, WE THANK YOU for your sacrifices and service.
Celebrating the Grand Opening, Digital Creative Arts Centre (DCAC) a focal point for London’s music and digital arts creative community at the Boys and Girls Club Canada.
Thank you John Flemming , Ben Cowie , Jessica Justrabo, Wendy Shillingford, Shane Kenneth from Deputy Chief Trish McIntyre , Jim Yancula, Craig Cooper and Orest Katolyk for being on the panel tonight addressing core issues and speaking with the community.
London, thank you all for coming to our second town hall and fourth ward event. It’s important that we continue to engage with one another.
Wishing a happy Diwali to everyone celebrating and observing in London, Ontario and around the world.
Saddened by this news, just the other day we were at the opening ceremony and now they are facing this tragedy. Saddened for the neighbour who’s home was damaged but we are happy to hear that no one was injured.
Wishing you and your family a Happy thanksgiving. This is a moment to reflect on all that we are thankful for and I’m grateful for my family, friends and community. I hope you take the time to appreciate life, your community and even the things that haven’t worked out yet. Happy thanksgiving!
Today is World Mental Health Day. Suicide is preventable with the right tools and resources. Click here to learn about suicide prevention.
If you ever need anyone to talk to, at any time, you can contact someone by:
Calling 1-833-456-4566 or 1-800-668-6868
Texting HELLO to 686868
Today we honour and remember the people who endured the residential school system – the survived, and the many who didnt survive. My colleagues and I stand with the indigenous community today.
Youth-led Climate Strike. This is what democracy looks like.
Celebrating 10 years of hard work, compassion care and kindness. That’s what the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership is about in our community. Thank you for welcoming everyone in our city and for making everyone feel welcome and wanted.
Our Back to School Event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. Thank you also to the vendors for the entertainment, food, music and fun provided. I hope everyone has an enjoyable, safe and fun school term.
Have a safe and fun-filled Labour Day everyone!
Let’s not forget what the movement was about. Just and fair society.
Directed staff to put $7.3 million dollars into addressing a crisis facing our community. #Ldnont as a community we are facing a crisis in homelessness, lack of supportive housing, mental and addiction services and support for community and safety plans. Happy that LMN (London Médical Network) has returned this past investment which is crucial to dealing with this crisis as we go into a multi-year budget. This isn’t the answer to it all but it sure is a step in the right direction as we continue to work with the whole community to address the state in which we are in.
Amazing news for our community!!
Over $123 million in Federal funding to improve transit and transportation in London, including three critical phases of rapid transit.
Congratulations to staff on their hard work!
What a joy it was to be at YOU London’s announcement of $560,000 for the renovation of heritage buildings to provide 6 supportive/affordable rental units to young adults leaving the care of The Children’s Aid Society of Ldn-Middlesex. Also loved listening to Adam Vaughan and his infinite wisdom.
Have you RSVP’d yet?
This is a reminder that we will be hosting a free Back to School Party for the community. The event will be held at Dundas Place on September 7th from 10am to 2pm.
I would love to see you all there!
Extending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our neighbors in #OEV after the explosion from last night. We will be sharing necessary information as well. So far here are the road closures. Councillor Jesse Helmer has been on site and if you’re looking for opportunities to support the community connect with him and his office.
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.
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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.”