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 a broad range of sectors including housing and income, education, child welfare, criminal justice, post-secondary institutions, and community development.
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. For more than 20 years, Ojo-Thompson and her equity consultancy, KOJO Institute, have led organizations in both the private and public sector towards more equitable outcomes.
Prior to leading KOJO Institute full time, Ojo-Thompson’s notable roles included project lead of Canada’s first-of-its-kind initiative to address anti-Black racism in child welfare and senior facilitator for Ontario’s carding review. As a go-to voice in the conversation on equity and anti-Black racism, Ojo-Thompson has shared her expertise with audiences of platforms and organizations like Forbes, Maclean’s, The Globe & Mail, Oxford University, and Giants of Africa. She has been recognized for her commitment to equity with awards like the Women’s Executive Network Inclusion Vanguard (2022), Robert Small’s 25th Anniversary Legacy Poster (2019); and 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2018).