Kofi Hope is a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University. He is the co-founder of Monumental, a Toronto based strategic advisory firm. He writes a monthly opinion column for the Toronto Star and is an Urbanist in Residence at the University of Toronto School of Cities. Hope serves as a board member for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In 2017, he was winner of the Jane Jacobs Prize and in 2018 a Rising Star in Toronto Life’s Power List.
Hope was the co-founder and former Executive Director of Toronto charity, the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals. In 2005, he established the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, advocating for real solutions to gun violence and being named one of the Top 10 People to Watch in Toronto in 2006 by the Toronto Star. Hope has appeared widely in Canadian media and has delivered over 250 public talks, including a Ted Talk in 2020.
Updated July 2023