Meet our Education Team
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Co-founder ByBlacks.com
Camille Dundas spent almost 10 years working as a journalist in national television news. In 2017, she leaped into the tech industry, becoming a consultant with Hootsuite. Camille is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of online magazine ByBlacks.com, ranked as the #1 Black online magazine in Canada. From this vantage point, Camille has become a public speaker on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion. She is known for dropping disruptive truths - on stage and online - about why inclusion without intersectionality creates a space where good intentions go to die.
Her approach to DEI is anchored in intersectionality, with specific emphasis on the idea that effective diversity work must go beyond gender. Diversity and inclusion initiatives that try to group people into such categories as gender, ethnicity, and age provide a narrow view of what shapes our identities. No one is defined by a single category, we are influenced by our socialization, experiences, culture, and background. This is a core concept behind intersectionality. Her approach is also heavily rooted in explaining what allyship looks like and giving tangible steps to transforming how teams understand how this plays out in the workplace.
Through keynotes and workshops, Camille has helped kickstart these difficult conversations at both mid size and large scale companies such as Fiix Software, The Conference Board of Canada, TD Bank, KPMG, Investors Group and Enbridge.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Strategic Advisor
Craig Wellington has held leadership positions in public sector and not for profit organizations including for 15 years as the Director of Programs and Services for AMCTO, Canada's leading provider of education programs for municipal managers. Craig has developed and managed successful executive education programs in partnership with prominent Canadian universities and colleges. He has also led the development and management of education programs on municipal sector policy and management in collaboration with all 3 levels of government, in municipalities across Ontario.
Craig has decades of experience working with not for profit and community based organizations to address systemic racism in the criminal justice and education systems. He was recently a member of the Toronto Chief of Police's Black Community Consultative Committee, and is a current advisory board member of the Black Community Action Network of Peel Region (BCAN) working to dismantle anti-black racism in the education system, criminal justice, and CAS.
Craig delivers insightful professional development seminars and keynotes on systemic racism, implicit bias, diversity, equity and inclusion, for a range of clients, in Canada and the US. An engaging presenter, Craig is extremely adept at breaking down complex and difficult concepts in a granular way to facilitate learning and understanding. He also brings a wealth of expertise in strategic planning, and media and public engagement.
Melissa Horne, PhD
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant | Trainer | Researcher
Melissa Horne holds a PhD in modern U.S. History from Rutgers University. Specializing in the history of social justice movements, Melissa’s research has focused on the historic systems of racism and oppression with Universities and the ways in which students and faculty have organized movements to subvert and challenge these systems.
Melissa parlays her expertise by helping clients develop targeted and strategic social justice education campaigns, influencing the policies that affect people of colour, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Making Change Speaker |Facilitator | Panellist
Amber believes social disconnection is the biggest threat to our society and is not afraid to proclaim it. On a mission to eradicate loneliness and division in our communities, she focuses on giving others the confidence to take initiative in interactions, make deeper connections and create a friendlier world.
She is the lead instructor at The Hello Code, debate adjudicator, and former Area Director for Toastmasters. Leveraging her degree in medical science and past lives as an educator at various school boards worldwide, a 911 call-taker, and a conversation cafe host in Japan, she has a natural way of asking questions and putting the people around her at ease.
Amber has led multiple community forums on public safety and policing and has also created an online collective for citizens of Barrie to share experiences, knowledge, and ideas for the future. She is also an official ‘Ask Deep Questions’ facilitator and recommends we all spend more time in conversation, connecting, and listening to each other’s stories.
Making Change Speaker |Facilitator | Panellist
Debbie holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered psychotherapist, speaker and a mental health advocate. Debbie is passionate about equipping individuals and groups with the tools and resources needed to educate and motive themselves to be innovative and creative. Her work is guided from an anti-oppressive, healing focused, trauma informed and anti-Black racism lens.
As a therapist for 13 years, Debbie works to erase the stigma associated with mental health and giving people the tools they need to share their story and recognize that they are not alone on this journey. Debbie is proficient in providing trainings and her talks are informed by her direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system. She brings her diverse and unique perspective to every audience.