Endorsements

From the moment I met Arielle, it was quite evident that she has a passion and dedication to serve others in her community. Her first interaction with me was one of support for my artistic pursuits within the city. Arielle expressed how she appreciated the work that I do for the arts community and was passionate about learning how both of us could connect in order to serve our community better. After speaking with her over the coming months and working with her at various events in the city, it became clear that it's not only her passion that is so refreshing, but also her experience, education, her strength of character, her good heart, her ability to not only speak but also listen, and her ability to connect with people of all walks of life. All of these qualities are central to everything that she does and I have no doubt that Arielle will serve our community very well as a city councillor for Ward 13 by bringing all of those qualities into her municipal service every single day. Arielle will also strive to make London a more inclusive and diverse community, which is exactly what this city needs. I have no doubt that she is well on her way to a long and impactful career in city politics and beyond.   

Chad Price, Canadian Artist

2018-09-04T03:05:21+00:00

Chad Price, Canadian Artist

From the moment I met Arielle, it was quite evident that she has a passion and dedication to serve others in her community. Her first interaction with me was one of support for my artistic pursuits within the city. Arielle expressed how she appreciated the work that I do for the arts community and was passionate about learning how both of us could connect in order to serve our community better. After speaking with her over the coming months and working with her at various events in the city, it became clear that it's not only her passion that is so refreshing, but also her experience, education, her strength of character, her good heart, her ability to not only speak but also listen, and her ability to connect with people of all walks of life. All of these qualities are central to everything that she does and I have no doubt that Arielle will serve our community very well as a city councillor for Ward 13 by bringing all of those qualities into her municipal service every single day. Arielle will also strive to make London a more inclusive and diverse community, which is exactly what this city needs. I have no doubt that she is well on her way to a long and impactful career in city politics and beyond.   
When I met Arielle, I was immediately struck by her compassion and desire for building a great community. I saw a genuine, authentic leader in front of me who seemed ready to take on the world. I was so impressed to know she was going to run for city council in the ward I was moving into. I’m thrilled to support her as she takes this bold step to run for election. I trust her and know that great things will come from her success.

Chris Moss

2018-09-04T02:12:12+00:00

Chris Moss

When I met Arielle, I was immediately struck by her compassion and desire for building a great community. I saw a genuine, authentic leader in front of me who seemed ready to take on the world. I was so impressed to know she was going to run for city council in the ward I was moving into. I’m thrilled to support her as she takes this bold step to run for election. I trust her and know that great things will come from her success.
I met Arielle on Earth Day at Richard B. Harrison Park. And to say that essentially sums up who she is would be truthful.
She is a leader who cares deeply for her community and positive outcomes for her city. As a mother, she sees the importance of making her city a place better then when she started. As an educated, intelligent woman she has the skills at accomplishing those goals while still be in tune with her constituents. Any city ward that has the opportunity to have Arielle lead them will be a growing, prospering community!

Shelley Carr

2018-09-04T02:58:44+00:00

Shelley Carr

I met Arielle on Earth Day at Richard B. Harrison Park. And to say that essentially sums up who she is would be truthful. She is a leader who cares deeply for her community and positive outcomes for her city. As a mother, she sees the importance of making her city a place better then when she started. As an educated, intelligent woman she has the skills at accomplishing those goals while still be in tune with her constituents. Any city ward that has the opportunity to have Arielle lead them will be a growing, prospering community!
I am excited to support Arielle Kayabaga in her bid to become London’s next city councilor for Ward 13.

Ward 13 is special to me because our downtown is the beating heart of this city. The adjacent neighbourhoods of Ward 13 are among the most unique and diverse communities London has to offer.  

As such, Ward 13 requires a passionate and engaged leader who listens, strives to understand the needs of residents, businesses and community.

A leader who is capable of bringing new voices to the table.

Arielle is smart and is committed to being a strong advocate for the ward and for an inclusive city for all.  I hope you will join me in supporting Arielle Kayabaga for Ward 13.

 

Jodi Simpson. CityMatch

2018-09-09T23:31:51+00:00

Jodi Simpson. CityMatch

I am excited to support Arielle Kayabaga in her bid to become London’s next city councilor for Ward 13. Ward 13 is special to me because our downtown is the beating heart of this city. The adjacent neighbourhoods of Ward 13 are among the most unique and diverse communities London has to offer.   As such, Ward 13 requires a passionate and engaged leader who listens, strives to understand the needs of residents, businesses and community. A leader who is capable of bringing new voices to the table. Arielle is smart and is committed to being a strong advocate for the ward and for an inclusive city for all.  I hope you will join me in supporting Arielle Kayabaga for Ward 13.  
I first met Arielle Kayabaga when she was a student at King’s University College. I was immediately impressed by her passion for politics, her relentless desire to see London become the best community it can be, and natural ability to connect and inspire the people around her. These are the ingredients of an exceptional City Councillor. Arielle is smart, driven, compassionate, and hard working. She would serve the London community very well as a city Councillor for Ward 13 , and serve as a powerful voice towards a more progressive and inclusive future for our city

Kate Graham

2018-09-04T03:12:19+00:00

Kate Graham

I first met Arielle Kayabaga when she was a student at King’s University College. I was immediately impressed by her passion for politics, her relentless desire to see London become the best community it can be, and natural ability to connect and inspire the people around her. These are the ingredients of an exceptional City Councillor. Arielle is smart, driven, compassionate, and hard working. She would serve the London community very well as a city Councillor for Ward 13 , and serve as a powerful voice towards a more progressive and inclusive future for our city
"Arielle has exhibited insight, knowledge and commitment regarding the needs in our community. Her ability to listen and provoke thought serves as a catalyst for understanding which is why she will make an excellent City Councillor for Ward 13."

Leroy Hibbert

2018-09-09T23:19:06+00:00

Leroy Hibbert

"Arielle has exhibited insight, knowledge and commitment regarding the needs in our community. Her ability to listen and provoke thought serves as a catalyst for understanding which is why she will make an excellent City Councillor for Ward 13."
I first met Arielle through a comment on a blog post. Because of that comment, I interviewed her for an upcoming podcast. She challenged me directly and respectfully about the views I held about our city (spoilers: I believe she was right). I learned so much from her in a 45-minute exchange that I begun to reshape my worldview on city building. I can’t wait to see what she’s able to accomplish in the role of city councillor of Ward 13 . She has the intelligence, education, and commitment to community to lead a ward that will experience significant changes in the coming years. I love that she’s keenly aware of how important it is to balance the needs of the downtown business community with the residents who ultimately live in the ward and hold her accountable. She’s a charismatic change agent and I would recommend taking the opportunity to meet her in person.

David Billson

2018-09-04T03:13:51+00:00

David Billson

I first met Arielle through a comment on a blog post. Because of that comment, I interviewed her for an upcoming podcast. She challenged me directly and respectfully about the views I held about our city (spoilers: I believe she was right). I learned so much from her in a 45-minute exchange that I begun to reshape my worldview on city building. I can’t wait to see what she’s able to accomplish in the role of city councillor of Ward 13 . She has the intelligence, education, and commitment to community to lead a ward that will experience significant changes in the coming years. I love that she’s keenly aware of how important it is to balance the needs of the downtown business community with the residents who ultimately live in the ward and hold her accountable. She’s a charismatic change agent and I would recommend taking the opportunity to meet her in person.
J'ai rencontré Arielle, lorsqu’elle a joint le Conseil d’administration de l’organisme pour lequel je travaille : Réseau-Femmes. J’ai tout de suite senti son énergie de changement charismatique. Arielle a une vision très inclusive et qui remet en question toutes les stigmatisations sociales : une vision, je qualifie de révolutionnaire. Je crois beaucoup qu’Arielle possède non seulement l'engagement communautaire, mais aussi la volonté de changer les choses. J'adore le fait qu'elle représente à la fois plusieurs échantillons des résidents et résidentes de la ville de London, ce qui lui permettra de comprendre les réalités et de cerner les besoins de la diversité et de l’inclusion: femme politicienne, francophone, jeune maman, ethnique, racialisée, etc.
Arielle est une très belle personne inspirante et je recommanderais fortement de profiter de l'occasion pour la rencontrer. Vous allez être inspirés de son ouverture et bienveillance. J'ai hâte de voir ce qu'elle est capable d'accomplir en tant que conseillère municipale de la circonscription 13!

Mariah Amor

2018-09-04T02:54:57+00:00

Mariah Amor

J'ai rencontré Arielle, lorsqu’elle a joint le Conseil d’administration de l’organisme pour lequel je travaille : Réseau-Femmes. J’ai tout de suite senti son énergie de changement charismatique. Arielle a une vision très inclusive et qui remet en question toutes les stigmatisations sociales : une vision, je qualifie de révolutionnaire. Je crois beaucoup qu’Arielle possède non seulement l'engagement communautaire, mais aussi la volonté de changer les choses. J'adore le fait qu'elle représente à la fois plusieurs échantillons des résidents et résidentes de la ville de London, ce qui lui permettra de comprendre les réalités et de cerner les besoins de la diversité et de l’inclusion: femme politicienne, francophone, jeune maman, ethnique, racialisée, etc. Arielle est une très belle personne inspirante et je recommanderais fortement de profiter de l'occasion pour la rencontrer. Vous allez être inspirés de son ouverture et bienveillance. J'ai hâte de voir ce qu'elle est capable d'accomplir en tant que conseillère municipale de la circonscription 13!
I met Arielle through her studies at King’s University College. I volunteered in the mentoring program, and Arielle was selected as my mentee. As we got to know each other, Arielle shared many of her experiences growing up in London, and her desire to help London be a better city.  She has travelled and worked in many many cities and countries. This experience helps her to see London in both a local and global context. Arielle is a thoughtful and determined woman, who faces challenges head on. I am encouraged that Arielle has decided to run for election representing Ward 13.  Her passion and dedication will serve our community well.

Virginia Ridley

2018-09-04T03:17:10+00:00

Virginia Ridley

I met Arielle through her studies at King’s University College. I volunteered in the mentoring program, and Arielle was selected as my mentee. As we got to know each other, Arielle shared many of her experiences growing up in London, and her desire to help London be a better city.  She has travelled and worked in many many cities and countries. This experience helps her to see London in both a local and global context. Arielle is a thoughtful and determined woman, who faces challenges head on. I am encouraged that Arielle has decided to run for election representing Ward 13.  Her passion and dedication will serve our community well.
The first time I met Arielle, the conversation quickly came around to her interest in politics and her passion for helping create positive change in London. Having had the pleasure of getting to know her, this direction is no surprise given her background in both political action and community involvement.

Arielle worked on Parliament Hill, has a degree in political science, and is a past participant in the city hall mentorship program — all of which give her not only experience in creating change, but also an understanding of how to shift ideas into action.

Although Arielle has never served as a politician, her experience and education are invaluable in preparing her for a role on city council. She can hit the ground running, unhindered by any perceived lack of practical political experience, because not only is she an accomplished community leader, not to mention as a member of various committees, but she is also unafraid to acknowledge what she doesn’t know. Arielle is unafraid to get input from people who have different experiences and backgrounds than her own, in order to use that information for making better informed decisions.

Most of all, Arielle brings with her a new perspective that has been lacking on council. As a woman, and a woman of colour, her experiences will only help bring new perspectives to the council horseshoe, allowing for better informed and more well-rounded decisions in support of not only Ward 13, but for all Londoners as well.

London needs another thoughtful, engaging leader who is unafraid of the challenges to come and I have no hesitation in my belief Arielle Kayabaga is that person.

Sean Meyer

2018-09-04T02:19:53+00:00

Sean Meyer

The first time I met Arielle, the conversation quickly came around to her interest in politics and her passion for helping create positive change in London. Having had the pleasure of getting to know her, this direction is no surprise given her background in both political action and community involvement. Arielle worked on Parliament Hill, has a degree in political science, and is a past participant in the city hall mentorship program — all of which give her not only experience in creating change, but also an understanding of how to shift ideas into action. Although Arielle has never served as a politician, her experience and education are invaluable in preparing her for a role on city council. She can hit the ground running, unhindered by any perceived lack of practical political experience, because not only is she an accomplished community leader, not to mention as a member of various committees, but she is also unafraid to acknowledge what she doesn’t know. Arielle is unafraid to get input from people who have different experiences and backgrounds than her own, in order to use that information for making better informed decisions. Most of all, Arielle brings with her a new perspective that has been lacking on council. As a woman, and a woman of colour, her experiences will only help bring new perspectives to the council horseshoe, allowing for better informed and more well-rounded decisions in support of not only Ward 13, but for all Londoners as well. London needs another thoughtful, engaging leader who is unafraid of the challenges to come and I have no hesitation in my belief Arielle Kayabaga is that person.
I had the privilege of meeting and talking with Ms. Arielle Kayabaga this week. After observing her insight into some of our community’s needs and optimistic attitude toward continuing to promote diversity in our Forest City, I am expressing my support for her campaign and I encourage anyone in the Ward 13 and the surrounding area to meet this incredible woman, discuss your concerns about what our city needs to improve on and vote in the upcoming election.
I wish Arielle Kayabaga great success.

Saidat Abari-Vandenburg

2018-09-04T02:46:13+00:00

Saidat Abari-Vandenburg

I had the privilege of meeting and talking with Ms. Arielle Kayabaga this week. After observing her insight into some of our community’s needs and optimistic attitude toward continuing to promote diversity in our Forest City, I am expressing my support for her campaign and I encourage anyone in the Ward 13 and the surrounding area to meet this incredible woman, discuss your concerns about what our city needs to improve on and vote in the upcoming election. I wish Arielle Kayabaga great success.
Over the past 4 years it has been my privilege to represent Ward 13; the cultural, historical, and economic heart of London. The neighbourhoods that nestle our busy downtown have historically elected representatives like Sandy Levin, Joni Baechler, and Judy Bryant; people who put the needs of residents first. In my time knowing Arielle and her family I know that she always puts the needs of neighborhoods and the people in them first.

Tanya Park

2018-09-04T03:15:31+00:00

Tanya Park

Over the past 4 years it has been my privilege to represent Ward 13; the cultural, historical, and economic heart of London. The neighbourhoods that nestle our busy downtown have historically elected representatives like Sandy Levin, Joni Baechler, and Judy Bryant; people who put the needs of residents first. In my time knowing Arielle and her family I know that she always puts the needs of neighborhoods and the people in them first.
I am pleased to endorse Arielle Kayabaga. I have known Arielle for a while and I admire her tenacity and determination. Arielle is very respectful. She has a passion to lead our community. Arielle realizes the challenges that are involved in leadership and she is willing to face those challenges. Arielle believes in our community and she is willing to invest all that is needed to build Ward 13.

Dr Delta McNeish, BME church

2018-09-04T03:03:30+00:00

Dr Delta McNeish, BME church

I am pleased to endorse Arielle Kayabaga. I have known Arielle for a while and I admire her tenacity and determination. Arielle is very respectful. She has a passion to lead our community. Arielle realizes the challenges that are involved in leadership and she is willing to face those challenges. Arielle believes in our community and she is willing to invest all that is needed to build Ward 13.
The reason why I continue to get involved in politics is the opportunity to make our community a better place for all Londoners. Arielle brings a passion and a vision for inclusivity that is very much needed, and will help make this good city great. I am pleased to endorse Arielle for City Council and look forward to the energy and wisdom she will bring to the role.

Abe Oudshoorn

2018-09-04T02:12:59+00:00

Abe Oudshoorn

The reason why I continue to get involved in politics is the opportunity to make our community a better place for all Londoners. Arielle brings a passion and a vision for inclusivity that is very much needed, and will help make this good city great. I am pleased to endorse Arielle for City Council and look forward to the energy and wisdom she will bring to the role.