2017 Holiday Greeting

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Happy New Year!

December 18, 2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

MPP Kiwala's statement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

December 13, 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

A message for Remembrance Day.

November 09, 2017

Tribute to Gord Downie

Tribute to Gord Downie

October 23, 2017

Garrison Family FunFest success in Kingston

The Annual Garrison Kingston Family FunFest celebrates our amazing military community and their families! Without question, their hard work, dedication, and special commitment to protecting our nation and its security is of paramount importance and deserv

September 26, 2017

Back School

Best wishes as so many head back to school in Kingston and the Islands. If you are considering post secondary education in Kingston or Ontario in the future we encourage you to check out OSAP to find out if you are eligible for free tuition.

September 18, 2017

Statement about Queen's University

MPP Sophie Kiwala acknowledges the incredible impact and contribution that Queen's University has in the Kingston community. This is in conjunction with Queen's University students, faculty, and staff visiting Queen's Park.

September 13, 2017

Statement on the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival

Sharing the success of the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival that brought together 17 cultural pavilions and several community vendors.

September 28, 2016

Question to Minister MacCharles re: Youth At-Risk

Asking Minister MacCharles what supports are available to at-risk youth, Ontario's Youth Action Plan, and specifically youth crime.

October 27, 2015

Question to Minister MacCharles re: Youth At-Risk

Asking Minister MacCharles what supports are available to at-risk youth, Ontario's Youth Action Plan, and specifically youth crime.

October 27, 2015

Tribute to Flora MacDonald

It was an honour to pay a small tribute in the Ontario Legislature to the late Flora MacDonald – a trailblazer and an amazing representative for our riding. May she rest in deserved peace.

October 27, 2015

Statement on Amherst Island Irish Canadian Int'l Dry Stone Festival

Applauding the incredibly successful 2015 International Dry Stone Festival held on Amherst Island in September. Amherst Island holds the greatest concentration of historic dry stone walls and fences in Canada, some close to 200 years old, and most were bu

October 27, 2015

Statement celebrating Dr. Arthur McDonald Nobel Prize Win

Celebrating Dr. Arthur McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University, as the the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics and only the second-ever Canadian winner in physics.

October 27, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

I want to wish everyone in Kingston and the Islands a very Happy Canada Day! Today, our great country is 148 years young. Whatever you chose to do, please also spare a thought for those who are on duty protecting our liberty, safety and health.

July 01, 2015

Statement recognising International Museum Day

May 18th is International Museum Day. This year’s theme 'Museums for a Sustainable Society' recognises their role in raising public awareness about the need for a society that is less wasteful, more cooperative and uses resources in a way that respe

May 12, 2015

My speech in support of Bill 91, the 'Building Ontario Up Act' (2015 Budget)

I’m very impressed with the measured, pragmatic, ‘big picture’ approach that the bill takes to securing the long-term sustainability of our economy, while maintaining and improving the quality of vital public services that we all rely on

May 04, 2015

Statement on International Day of the Midwife

May 5th is internationally recognized as a day to celebrate and acknowledge the role of midwives both at home and around the world. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Ontario families.

May 04, 2015

Recognition of Poland's contributions in World War 2

Poland fought alongside UK & the Allies from the very first day of the war to the very last. We should never forget those gallant women & men, like my father, who remained firm friends of the Commonwealth through thick and thin. Happy 90th Birthday dad!

April 21, 2015

Member's Statement on Kingston's Mental Health Town Hall

A summary of my public Town Hall entitled Mental Health: Raising Awareness, Reducing Stigma at Memorial Hall, Kingston. A town hall discussion on early intervention, mental health in the classroom and workplace, and much more...

April 21, 2015

Speech in support of Bill 167 Invasive Species Act

Invasive species are those that are non-indigenous to a particular region and cause environmental and/or economic harm. Managing them has always been a collaborative effort - with all levels of government, industry, environmental groups, and the public.

April 14, 2015

Speaking in support of Bill 23 - Magna Carta Day

I am honoured to speak on this bill that commemorates Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary on June 15th and each year thereafter as Magna Carta Day. This will serve as a fitting reminder and celebration of our high regard for human rights and dignity.

April 02, 2015

Acknowledging the Professional Engineers of Ontario and Bombardier's superb Kingston facility

Acknowledging the important work of Ontario's engineers, notably the work of the Professional PEO for their leadership in regulatory safety standards, and for their encouragement of engineering as a viable career for women.

March 30, 2015

The Pulsepoint 'App' - National launch in Kingston

Pulsepoint is a new smartphone ‘app’ that alerts trained bystanders about a nearby cardiac arrest so they can help out with CPR and it alerts them to nearby public-access automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This app saves lives!

March 26, 2015

Ode to Ontario Legislature Speaker Levac

A rare light-hearted moment in the chamber today as I thanked the Speaker of the Legislature, Dave Levac for his hard work, and the people of Brant for sharing him with us, in an 'Ode to the Speaker'.

March 23, 2015

Speech at 2nd annual Women's Rights Seminar

The 2nd Annual Women’s Rights Seminar is sponsored by Canadian Human Rights Voice. Numerous domestic and international topics were discussed by human rights experts under the umbrella of “Gender Equality".

March 22, 2015

Statement on Model Parliament and Question Period

Member's Statement in the Legislature on the benefits of the Legislative Assembly's Model Parliament in engaging youth in public service and democracy, and the public's low opinion of Question Period.

March 09, 2015

Legislature Statement re. 2015 Ice Yachting World Championships in Kingston

An incredible sporting event was recently held in Kingston and the Islands — the International Ice Yachting Association’s DN Class World Championships, attracting about 100 competitors from 15 countries including Canada, USA, Poland, Germany,

February 23, 2015

Celebrating Black History Month & the Afro-Caribbean Collective in Kingston

If we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of any minority or oppressed group, we must also assume responsibility to continue their struggle.

February 19, 2015

My Question in the Legislature: "Ending Homelessness”

“Yesterday, I asked Ministers Matthews and McMeekin for an update on how our government will reach our goal of ending homelessness across the province. The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative and additional funding for supportive and afford

February 19, 2015

IDNIYRA Ice Yachting World Cup, Kingston, Ontario

Starting line-up for one of the I.D.N.I.Y.R.A. Ice Yachting Championship races. Kingston Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada. 25-30th Jan. 2015.

January 21, 2015

IDNIYRA World Cup Race, Kingston, Ontario. Jan. 2015

Action from one of the I.D.N.I.Y.R.A. Ice Yachting World Cup races. The championship was based at Kingston Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada. 25-30th Jan. 2015.

January 21, 2015

Holiday Greetings

Seasons Greetings. Wishing you all good luck, good health, peace & fulfillment in 2015.

December 24, 2014

Recognising Kingston's most famous son, Sir John A. Macdonald

My opening remarks in the debate on a motion to recognize the Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald on Jan. 11th, 2015.

December 11, 2014

Denouncing vandalism at the Islamic Centre of Kingston

I denounce these mindless acts unequivocally. This hateful criminal behaviour is reprehensible and has no place in our community....

December 10, 2014

Ontario Trillium Funding to Interval House Kingston

Kingston Interval House has been providing a safe & supportive space for women & children in crisis for nearly forty years. They have been awarded just over $100,000 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation — a lifeline to maintaining transitional housing

December 03, 2014

Celebrating the Afro-Caribe Foundation of Kingston

Each year, the ACFC, headed-up by the irrepressible Judie Brown, raises funds to support two scholarships to Queen’s University and provides yearly awards to high school students who have shown academic excellence and who are also in financial need.

November 26, 2014

Ontario Lung Health

My Members' Statement on Lung Health and the importance spirometry diagnostic testing

November 20, 2014

My Question to the Minister regarding Correctional Services

Asking the Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services for details about what action is being taken on mental health, rehabilitation, reintegration issues within Ontario's correctional system.

November 12, 2014

Statement of gratitude to Legislature re. Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women Motion

My private member's motion on 23rd October received the unanimous support of the Ontario Legislature. Here, I offer thanks to my colleagues for their support and for their generosity of heart for celebrating and appreciating the Aboriginal women who came

October 28, 2014

Speech in support of the motion on Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women & Girls

I call on Ontario to support the National Aboriginal Organizations’ call on the federal government for a national public inquiry into missing & murdered aboriginal women & girls to provide a deeper understanding of the underlying causes...

October 24, 2014

TVO's The Agenda "The Rookies of 2014"

On June 12, 2014, Ontario voters sent nearly 20 new members to the provincial legislature. Steve Paikin sits down with a handful of them to discuss their expectations for the next four years in public life.

October 15, 2014

'Federal Crime Legislation: The Impact on Ontario'

A public Town Hall hosted by Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands, 2nd Oct. 2014. Special Guest Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa-Centre, Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services. Guest Panel: Daren Dougall, Executive Director, Youth D

October 02, 2014

My Maiden Speech in the Legislature

I was so proud to deliver my maiden speech in the Legislature, July 7th 2014. I was very happy with the way it was received by my fellow Members of all political stripes.

July 31, 2014

Statement re. Inspiring Charitable Fund Raising in Kingston

My Member's Statement recognising two recent creative charitable fund raising campaigns in Kingston - Princess Animal Hospital's nail-clipping campaign; and the Epilepsy Resource Centre's Fire Truck Pull.

July 31, 2014

Statement re Eastern Ontario Development Fund in Kingston

My Member's Statement in the House highlighting some of our local high-tech successes that were helped by investments from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. Note: Member's Statements are 2 minutes.

July 21, 2014

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