Jodie Glean-Mitchell has dedicated her career to developing educational programming in the field of antiracism, equity and inclusion. In 2011, Jodie attained her Masters of Arts in Educational Studies from Concordia University. Her graduate thesis is entitled, ‘Where is my History?’ – An Examination of the Representation of African-Canadians in the Montreal high school history textbooks, Panoramas volumes 1 & 2. Presently, Jodie is completing her PhD degree in Education at York University focusing on the relationship of equity policies and equity offices in the narrative of student success.
Jodie brings more than seven years of experience in the field of equity and inclusion and advancing discussions on antiracism efforts in organizations. Currently, Jodie is the Director of the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at the University of Toronto. In 2017, Jodie was the recipient of the Leadership in Learning Award from Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education. In 2020, Jodie was awarded the Harry Jerome Diversity Award by the Black Business Professional Association.
Jodie established REACTCanada – Race Equity Advisory Consulting & Training – in September 2016. Having facilitated over 500 education sessions on human rights, antiracism, implicit bias, microaggressions and accessibility, Jodie is able to capture audiences and engage in difficult yet necessary dialogue to support the development of inclusive practices in learning and working environments.
Jodie’s audiences/clients have included the Canadian Union of Public Employees, YMCA Toronto, Ontario Public Service Employee Union, AIDS Network Hamilton and Neighbor to Neighbor (Hamilton).