Friday, 5 March 2021
The Orléans Leading Women and Girls Recognition 2021 Award ceremony took place on March 05, 2021 virtually. Marie-France Lalonde, M.P. for Orléans hosted this important yearly event that celebrates women leaders on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
MP Marie-France Lalonde had invited members of the community to nominate women and girls they had seen making an impact in their community through volunteering, leadership, community initiatives or acts of kindness.
This year, Lyse-Pascale Inamuco was among the recipients of this year’s Orléans Leading Women and Girl Recognition Award. She received this Award because she had set up a team of volunteers to buy and deliver food boxes to 150 community members and families in Orléans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, recipients know the name or are told who nominated them to receive the Award. Lyse-Pascale was told that many community members contacted the office of MP Marie-France Lalonde to nominate her and wanted to stay anonymous. Thus, MP Marie-France Lalonde nominated Lyse-Pascale Inamuco on behalf of her constituents.
A former refugee, Lyse-Pascale Inamuco is a Canadian from Burundian-Rwandan origins who immigrated to Canada in 2006.
In 2014, Lyse-Pascale graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights.
In May 2015, she was nominated for the Inspirational Award by the Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth ( C.A.R.Y) and her contribution to the community was recognized by the Alliance des Burundais du Canada (ABC) in March 2019.
Lyse-Pascale is a consultant in Conflict resolution and Equity at the Centre for Conflict Resolution International, with more than ten years of customer service experience and four years as a public servant. She ran as a City councilor candidate in the 2020 Cumberland by-election because she believes that representation matters. She is an experienced and passionate advocate for her community. Lyse-Pascale is the director at 613-819 Black Hub Noir, Director of Community Service for the Rotary Club of Orléans and co-chaired the Women’s March Ottawa.
Lyse-Pascale is also engaged in creating a just and equitable society by organizing and co-leading anti-Black racism workshops for various institutions.