Meet
Kike Ojo-Thompson
& The KOJO Institute

Over 20 years experience in delivering innovative solutions that achieve equitable outcomes, improve culture, and produce transformational results.

About KOJO Institute

KOJO Institute is a leader in equity consulting, directing organizations beyond “diversity quotas” and buzzwords towards truly equitable cultures and outcomes. Since our founding in 1998 by CEO Kike Ojo-Thompson, we have guided dozens of organizations and institutions, both in the public and private sectors, towards social justice and systems change.

We develop and facilitate innovative training, professional development, organizational change processes, keynote speeches, lectures, and critical conversations customized to the unique concerns of each of our clients, their staff, and the people they serve. Our work has impacted organizations and institutions all across North America in the public, corporate, non-governmental, and non-profit sectors.

Meet Kike Ojo-Thompson

Kike Ojo-Thompson is an award-winning equity thought leader. She is renowned for her work and expertise as an anti-racism and anti-Black racism educator, speaker, and organizational change facilitator. As founder and principal consultant of equity consultancy, KOJO Institute, Ojo-Thompson has spent 20 years guiding public and private organizations across a broad range of sectors towards more equitable outcomes. Notable clients include Canada’s largest school board, the TDSB; the nation’s biggest grocery retailer, Loblaw Companies Limited; top 10 North American bank, TD Canada Trust; and global relief organization, World Vision.

 

In addition to her full-time leadership of KOJO Institute, Ojo-Thompson’s career has been defined by leading provincial and national scale organizational change to address anti-Black racism within Canadian institutions. Her achievements include spearheading a first-of-its-kind initiative to address anti-Black racism in the Canadian child welfare system; developing an anti-Black Racism Practice Framework for child welfare adopted by the Ontario Human Rights commission; facilitating the review that led to a formal ban of Ontario’s controversial and racist carding practice; and developing Atlanta, Georgia’s first Environmental Justice program.

 

Ojo-Thompson’s decades of experience have made her a go-to voice in conversations on equity, anti-Black racism, and anti-oppression. She has shared her expertise with national and international audiences via noteworthy media platforms such as Forbes, Maclean’s, The Globe & Mail, and the Toronto Star, celebrated institutions like the UK’s Oxford University, and revolutionary organizations like Giants of Africa. Ojo-Thompson’s meaningful contributions to equity in Canada and beyond have been recognized by 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2018); Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (2019); Robert Small’s 25th Anniversary Legacy Poster (2019), Women’s Executive Network (2022, Inclusion Vanguard).

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