Due to my Beninese origins, my pursuit of studies in France, my numerous trips around the world (many African countries (Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya), European countries (Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands), Great Britain, Colombia, and the United States), I make sure that solidarity and integration reside as my main focuses in my commitments. Since my arrival to Edmonton in 2011, I have contributed and continue to contribute through multiple organizations in many fields including health, the well-being of women, Black youth, the integration of new immigrants, culture, leisure activities, and the duty of remembrance.
Engagement Regarding the Francophone Alberta Community
2019 - present : Member of the Black Canadian Women in Action (bilingual).
2015-2019 : Member of the administrative council of the Société Historique Francophone de l’Alberta (SIFA)
2012-2016 : Member of the administrative council of the Centre d’Accueil et d’Établissement du Nord de l’Alberta
2014-2018 : Member of Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle
2015 - present : Member of the SIFA
2016-2018 : Mentor in the « MentorAction » program of the Coalition des femmes francophones de l'Alberta du Nord
2012-2019 : Member of the Coalition des femmes francophones de l'Alberta du Nord
2016-present : Member of the consultative council of the Centre de Bien-être et de Prévention de la santé des Afro-Canadiens
2012-2013 : Member of the consultative council of the Coalition des femmes francophones de l'Alberta du Nord
Co-founder in May of 2018 of the scholarship d'Excellence Afro-Canadienne at the University of Alberta. The objective of this scholarship is to promote excellence and leadership among francophones students of CSJ with African sub-Saharan origins.
Co-founder of the Association des Béninois-e-s d’Edmonton (ABE) in July of 2014, president of the ABE (2014-2016, 2018-2019) and vice-president of the ABE (2016-2018).
2012 - 2016 : Organiser of round tables and conferences in the context of Black History Month in February (a bilingual event).
Award for the African woman of the year (2014) in the scientific field, attributed by the Conseil pour l'avancement des Afro-Canadiens in Alberta, Canada.
My positive impact on the Canadian community has been recognized. I am the laureate of the Women’s Award in 2014 in the science category. This award was attributed by the Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta. I was selected in 2017 by Rivard Productions as part of Francophone women who pose a significative influence in Western Canada. This production contributed to a television documentary (http://www.chacunsaroute.ca/episodes/2/13) on my community integration and my contribution in the science and health fields.
Engagement Regarding Black Youth
Francophone responsible for the Experimental Learning Program in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) (www.eliteprogram.ca/fr/comite-directeur/), University of Alberta (since 2020).
Member, ELITE Program for Black Youth Steering Council (www.eliteprogram.ca/steering-council/ et www.eliteprogram.ca/fr/comite-directeur/) (since 2020).
Francophone scientific expert and member of the adjudication committee of the ELITE program-RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Black Youth (since 2021).
Expert in scientific research and member of the doctorate grant awarding committee IBET-Engineering-ELITE program (since 2021).
Member, committee director of the mentorship and leadership program for black youth, University of Alberta (since 2021).