Meet Patrick

Patrick is the second oldest child of Rev. Dr. Robert and Anne-Charlotte Mayangi’s six children. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2013) and a Master’s degree in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (2018) from Carleton University. Patrick is fluent in four languages: English, French, German and Lingala. His international experience includes working in collaboration with the Federal Republic of Germany and the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) as an English language assistant in Berlin from 2011-2012. In 2017, he travelled to Brussels, Madrid and Berlin in order to conduct research pertaining to instruments of participatory democracy in Europe, which culminated in his master’s research paper on The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI): Fostering More Transnational Communication.

Having lived in Ottawa-Vanier since moving to Ottawa in 2005, Patrick is a motivated young man that cares deeply about his community. Whether it is through volunteering, mentoring, or engaging with other community leaders, Patrick has always been a voice for change and building a distinct presence that is unique to Ottawa-Vanier. He is proud to be a strong voice for the movement of men and women whose vision is to make Ottawa a more inclusive society. Patrick views diversity as a source of strength and works to champion an all-encompassing attitude in the hope of encouraging more and meaningful participation of all members of society.

Patrick has ties to many community organizations. In 2019 he ran for the Rideau-Rockcliffe by-election as a candidate for city council. Patrick formulated a rigorous platform that addressed many of the needs of the community in the hope of working with organizations, businesses and other stakeholders in order to cultivate local entrepreneurship, start-ups, and drive economic growth within the community.

Moreover, Patrick believes that people should be guided by principles that compels them to effectuate change. Due to his background questions such as “who is my neighbour” holds deep meaning. Patrick is driven by this ethos, he believes that the passion, voices, and skills of youth are more critical than ever. When given the opportunity, support and space to make a difference, youth can – and will – rise to the occasion!

Patrick works as a Legislative Assistant in the Parliament of Canada for the Honourable Garnett Genuis, MP for Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan (in Alberta).