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Kofi Hope

Founding Advisor | Progress Toronto

Kofi Hope

Kofi Hope is a Founding Advisor of Progress Toronto. Kofi is a Rhodes Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, community activist and youth advocate. Kofi was the 2017 winner of the Jane Jacobs Prize, for his work improving the City of Toronto.  In 2005 he founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, a group which advocated for real solutions to the issue of gun violence, which led to him being named one of the Top Ten People to Watch in Toronto in 2006 by the Toronto Star.  

Currently he is the Executive Director of the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals (CEE) a non-profit which creates economic opportunities for Black youth in Toronto. He has delivered over 125 speaking engagements in Canada and the UK, was co-chair of Olivia Chow’s election advisory committee in 2014 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Atkinson Foundation and Toronto Environmental Alliance.