Ottawa based resident, Yvette Ashiri has dedicated her professional and personal life to the improvement of human conditions and community development. She is actively invested in family security, in community and economic development, in education, in promoting youth leadership, especially young girls, in women’s empowerment,in equality in health care and access to public services. Producer and hostess of the television show ‘Identité Cultur’Elles’, executive vice-president of the Junior Chamber International Canada, president of the Women and Children Future of the World, General Secretary of ACAO (African Canadian Association of Ottawa), Vice President of the Congolese Community Canada- Ottawa-Gatineau, Yvette is passionate about the values in which numerous citizens of Ottawa find important: equity, equality, social justice, work, family and positive change Yvette is active in a great number of community events. She has argued in favour of the rights of women and young girls; she has raised the awareness of having a society without violence.
For these initiatives, Yvette received the following awards: Ottawa Distinguished Women, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian, Women leader of Ottawa-Vanier, and the diamond prize of ‘Regroupement Affaires Femmes”. She is also one of the heroic figures of the Legacy posters and one of the ambassadors to the Welcoming Ottawa Week and The Newcomer of the year prize from the “Bernard Grand Maître”.
As recently, Yvette is part of the No Peace until Justice organization, responsible for the June 5, 2020 Peaceful March. On a personal note, Yvette is a wife and proud mother of two, a savvy businesswoman and engaged community leader advocating for social justice and positive change.