DCDSB Hires Human Rights and Equity Advisor

Posted On Tuesday June 07, 2022

The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kayode Akomolafe to the position of Human Rights and Equity Advisor starting June 6, 2022. 

Kayode Akomolafe is a lawyer and joins DCDSB from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, where he has been an Investigator for Systemic Advocacy since 2019. Prior to immigrating to Canada, Mr. Akomolafe practiced law in Nigeria and was Principal Counsel at the Law Firm of Olukayode Akomolafe. Mr. Akomolafe has experience leading transformational human rights change and has championed efforts to identify and eliminate systemic barriers. 

“Education and increasing our understanding and awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to building stronger communities that celebrates each individual for their unique talents and gifts,” said Kayode Akomolafe, DCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisor. “I am excited and honoured to join the Durham Catholic District School Board.”

As a member of the board’s Senior Administrative Team, Mr. Akomolafe will build, support, and maintain a culture of respect for human rights and equity within the DCDSB. His role will also identify and address systemic organizational and attitudinal barriers based on human rights and equity.

“I am excited to welcome Mr. Akomolafe to the Durham Catholic District School Board,” said Tracy Barill, Director of Education. “His expertise and extensive experience in Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion will be a great asset to our Senior Administrative Team as we continue to deepen our commitment to human rights knowledge and awareness that will lead to more equitable and inclusive learning environments for students and staff.”

“Mr. Akomolafe’s passion for building stronger communities focused on respect, human rights, diversity, inclusion and equity is a welcomed addition to the board’s leadership team,” said Morgan Ste. Marie, Chair of the Board. “DCDSB is committed to ensuring every individual is welcomed and feels safe in our Catholic learning environments.”


About the Durham Catholic District School Board 

The Durham Catholic District School Board shares a sense of community among families, educators and parishes and is committed to integrating the teachings of the Gospel with quality educational programs that guide students in their journeys to meeting the Catholic Graduate Expectations. The Board currently serves approximately 21,000 students in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and the townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock.   

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