Equity and Diversity Advisor, Mante Molepo has been recognized by United Way East Ontario with a Community Builder Award. This annual award recognizes the everyday heroes who work tirelessly and collaboratively to make our communities better for everyone.
We are very blessed to have Mante Molepo in our OCSB family. Her dedication to equity and inclusion is evident and its impact on strengthening our community has been invaluable. Here are a few highlights that demonstrate the positive impact Mante has on our local and global community:
- In 2009, Mante founded Ottawa Young Black Professionals—organizing networking events and mentoring opportunities.
- In 2016 she founded Parents for Diversity, an organization that advises school boards on human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion in education.
- Mante sits on the Board of Directors for the Parkade Food Centre where she advises the Centre on equitable and inclusive ways to provide food-insecure people with healthy and sustainable food.
- Mante has served on Amnesty International Canada’s Board of Directors since 2019. As part of the Gender and Diversity Action Plan Working Group and the Strategic Planning Committee, she advances equity, diversity and inclusion at Amnesty International—but also in the broader community.
Mante joins other notable Community Builder Award Winners from the Ottawa Catholic School Board:
- Cindy Simpson & Nancy MacNider (Growing Up Great Award 2015)
- Moses Pratt (Community Builder Award 2016)
- Kelly McKibbin (Community Builder Award 2017)
Nominate a Community Builder
If you know someone worthy of a Community Builder Award, they accept nominations year-round! Nominate a community hero today: