Léo Bourdon is a dynamic person known for his community engagement for several years. He was born in Cornwall, Ontario from a Franco-Ontarian family. On his mother’s side, Léo is a direct descendant from the first colonists of Windsor-Detroit when they settled the region in 1701. After a hiatus in Quebec, Léo’s family moved back to Ontario where he got reacquainted with the francophone community. By working to preserve the French language, Léo got interested in learning other languages and although he doesn’t consider himself a ‘polyglot’ yet, he made the link between culture and languages throughout his experiences. After working for several francophone non-profit organisations, Léo now calls Ottawa his home and has lived there for the past 20 years.