About Kofi

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 newspaper. He is an Urbanist in Residence at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities, an emeritus Bousfield Scholar in Planning and a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He also serves on the board of Trustees for the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH). In 2017 Kofi was the winner of the Jane Jacobs Prize and in 2018 a Rising Star in Toronto Life’s Power List. Kofi is the co-founder and former Executive Director of the 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. Kofi has appeared widely across the Canadian media and delivered over 250 public talks.

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