June Ariano-Jakes is the mother of five adult children and the grandmother of five. Born and raised in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, she and her family relocated to British Columbia, Canada in the summer of 1988.
June has volunteered more than twelve thousand hours, spending on average 200 hours a month working and volunteering her time helping those who live in poverty, who are homeless, and who struggle with severe alcoholism, hardcore drug addiction, and mental illness. She is a fierce and loyal advocate for those suffering and is well respected among her peers and those she serves.
Once addiction grabbed hold of her son Nathan, June became relentless in her efforts to understand and educate herself in all areas of addiction as she searched for answers to help her son battle what would become a 23 year heroin and cocaine addiction.
June is a much sought after speaker and educator in the field of addiction.
June is available to participate in panel discussions on the effects of drug addiction within a family. She is also available for speaking engagements, and would be honored and privileged to be invited to your group or organization.
To book a presentation please contact June via the user-friendly “Contact June” page on this website