Janelle Brady

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Early Childhood Studies Toronto, Ontario janelle.brady@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 544862

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Janelle Brady is an anti-racist educator, activist-researcher and community organizer. Brady is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her doctoral work explores Black mothering experienc...

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Bio/Research

Janelle Brady is an anti-racist educator, activist-researcher and community organizer. Brady is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her doctoral work explores Black mothering experiences of navigating anti-Black racism in the schooling and education system for their children. At OISE, Brady served as the senior coordinator and researcher of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) and is now an advisor. She has been featured by CityNews, CBC, Global TV, the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post and other local media outfits. She taught for a number of years in postsecondary education institutions prior to joining the School of Early Childhood Studies.

Brady has over 10 years of experience in the curation and delivery of professional development education curriculum in the areas of anti-Black racism, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion, and capacity-building. She is the co-founder and associate of the Collective Group, an anti-racist and diversity, equity, inclusion consultancy organization. Brady is also a co-founder and director of a social enterprise, the Downsview Advocate, a local newspaper in Toronto’s north end. She is interested in supporting children and family by engaging in various community-based research projects to enhance social and racial justice.


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