Orléans-South-Navan resident, Yvette Ashiri is a wife, mother of two and a public servant.
Yvette has dedicated her professional and personal life to the improvement of living conditions for citizens around the globe. She is actively invested in community development and economic prosperity, as well in supporting education by promoting youth leadership. She is focusing her commitment to work for progressive crime prevention, equality in health care and access to affordable housing, public services, especially for residents who call Orléans-South-Navan home.
Yvette shares the concerns of the Orléans-South-Navan residents in Ward 19: economic growth, environmental sustainability, social equity, and positive change.
Yvette has over 16 years of experience serving the community, including as former Chair of the School Council of École Élémentaire Publique des Sentiers, and sitting on the governance committee of the Montfort Hospital. She is also on the board of directors of Collège la Cité, Les Éditions L’ Interligne and the Orléans-Cumberland community resources center. Notably, Yvette has had the honour to represent Canada as the National President of Junior Chamber International Canada (JCI) in 2021, and now holds the seat of past-President, where she will continue to provide guidance and mentorship to the new executives.
Yvette is active in several community events to advocate for human rights and for a society without violence.
Yvette has been officially recognized for her service and has received a number of awards including "Femmes Remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women", "100 Outstanding Black Women of Canada", "Ottawa-Vanier Women Leaders", and " Regroupement Affaires Fe Diamond Award". She is an Ambassador of the Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) and a Bernard Grandmaître Awards Laureate.