I am a hard-working, perseverant, and authentic Franco-Ontarian of Burundian origin.
I came to Canada in 2006 as an asylum seeker. After graduating from De La Salle High School with high marks – while living in a shelter – I worked as a security guard while waiting for my refugee status in order to start my post-secondary studies. I graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences specializing in conflict studies and human rights, and recently completed the Christopher Leadership certificate.
I am a dynamic community member and volunteer.
– director of Community Service at the Rotary Club of Orléans
– co-chair of Women’s March Ottawa, and
– director with 613-819 Black Hub Noir.
An active member of :
– Ottawa Board of Trade,
– Healthy Transportation Coalition,
– Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO), and
– Association du patrimoine familial francophone de l’Ontario (APFFO).
In addition to my community work, I have over ten years of experience in customer service and four years as a public servant. There is a creative side to me. I love to paint, sing, dance and enjoy the beauty of nature.
I strongly believe in working hard to achieve one’s goals and dreams – and I am ready to get to work for Ward 19.
Representation matters and I am excited to bring more diversity at City Hall and a different perspective around the Council table. I am ready to actively listen, engage with community members, keep you updated on important issues on a regular basis, assign one staff for rural issues and one staff for suburban issues to make sure no one is left behind, send you a newsletter with local information as well as directing you to City services that aren’t easy to find, maintain communication, invite community members to the podcast I launched during my campaign « Cumberland community conversation with Lyse-Pascale », and work hard for all residents.
I am confident that I am the strong voice Ward 19 Cumberland needs during these challenging times and into the future. My advocacy work and community experience allows me to collaborate with all three levels of government. I create partnerships, am a team player and a consensus builder. This is why I am the candidate who is better positioned to represent you.
During this campaign, I am engaging with residents – on the streets or virtually – to listen to the most important issues. I would love to hear from you on social media, in person at a coffee shop’s terrace, or via email.