Kedz Consulting was founded out of a need to bring urgent change to institutions in Canadian society that have an intrenched and well-hidden history of oppression, (i.e. education, medical, criminal justice, policing, media, financial/banking and corporate Canada)
What We Do?
Kedz Consulting provides anti-racism, equity and inclusion training and consultation that inspires transformative change in individuals and across organizations. We use the frameworks of anti-Black racism and anti-oppression to create customized training and workshops that meet participants where they are at, taking into consideration different awareness, knowledge and capacity levels.
Why Choose KEDZ Consulting?
What makes our team so very effective as change agents in this area is that we carry a unique combination of both professional and lived experiences that help your business or organization deliver deeply effective, impactful equity, diversity and inclusion training. With experience navigating government which is invaluable when effecting change, as well as knowledge and experience in media relations, our consultants are skilled trainers.
A Team Of Professionals
Charline is a trailblazer in the diversity, equity and inclusion field, and a fierce advocate for racialized children. In 2016, she led a human rights challenge against one of Ontario’s largest school boards, the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). Determined to change the racism and discrimination her own children faced from the YRDSB, Grant and other diverse community leaders fought against anti-Black racism & anti-Muslim discrimination with resounding success.
Charline currently sits on the York Children’s Aid Society Board, representing the needs of Black parents and children. She is also the first person to occupy the position of Provincial Education System Navigator for Parents of Black Children, helping parents navigate the oppressive education system. Charline was the chief advocate in the fight to include hate-related incidents in the professional misconduct criteria for the Ontario College of Teachers, and successfully secured this change. She is leading the charge for education reform, and a new partnership with the Toronto Raptors will ensure change happens for all.
In addition to her advocacy, Charline is a business-owner, board member and advisor for a number of organizations & nonprofits. She is dedicated, resilient and passionate about standing up against racism and hate in all forms. Charline is also a wife and proud mother to 3 amazing children, Ziphion, Kezia and Eleazar.
Partner & Managing Director
Garth Bobb is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. Through his career in social activism, he has become an expert at leading organizations in their transformation towards equity. Through keynote addresses, presentations and workshops, Garth educates corporations and nonprofits in the power relations that oppress racialized peoples.
Garth was one of the chief forces behind the crusade to implement critical changes in the York Region District school Board, which resulted in sweeping changes by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Garth has worked alongside some of Canada’s most respected politicians, including the late NDP leader Jack Layton. Garth has also forged partnerships with Indigenous communities, advocating for expanded government services and supports. These partnerships between Indigenous and Black communities are crucial in the fight against racism and discrimination.
Media Relations & Business Development
Antoinette is a highly-skilled individual with numerous years of marketing, sales, content writing and management experience. She is confident designing customer engagement programs. Her background has involved executing new programs, creating effective marketing strategies, generating leads through social media, producing SEO friendly content, developing market materials, developing strong relationships, budget management, allocating tasks to the content team and conducting marketing and sales presentations.