InterNations London Online Networking Event - April
Our wonderful Speaker Councillor Kayabaga, Councillor for City of London Ward 13, is a successful immigrant and community leader.
Seeking a more stable environment and ample opportunity, Arielle’s family left her home country, Burundi, in the midst of a civil war. After arriving in Canada, Arielle faced many of the challenges inherent in most new Canadian stories; insecure housing, precarious employment, and unfamiliar systems to navigate. She’s become a champion for other newcomers and all London residents, striving to realize equitable and stable futures for their families.
She entered local government as part of the mentorship program at London’s City Hall and then ran a successful campaign to become a City Councilor.
Balancing her roles as a single mother, City Councilor, community activist and passionate city builder, Arielle’s story is one of breaking barriers, overcoming adversity, and defying expectations. She is a shining example of a new type of political and community leader; progressive, unapologetic, and committed to representing marginalized voices in her community.
Join me and Councillor Kayabaga, from London, Ontario where she will share with us her story and wisdom.