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Finally, the Young Inclusive Leader award was given to Soukaina Boutiyebof Ottawa, the Executive Director of theAlliance of Women of the Canadian Francophonie.
The other two selected in this category were Joëlle Kabisoso and Amy Sylla.
Joëlle Kabisoso, of Congolese origin, has received several awards for her work raising awareness about sexual assault and access to justice for black girls and women.
Amy Sylla, of Franco-Senegalese origin, works in EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) and created brown sugar talka platform that gives a voice to marginalized voices.
The RelèveON gala and each award were supported by multiple sponsors, starting with Desjardins, plus Air Canada, the governments of Quebec and Ontario, CN, Humance (management consultants), Réseau Fix (auto services), tax attorneys Thorsteinssons and the University of French Ontario.
Groupe Média TFO took care of the co-hosting of the gala, as well as the technique in the old Berkeley church in the Queen and Parliament district. After the speeches and awards ceremony, the evening continued in the musical atmosphere of DJ Unpier.