A sought after thought leader and a visionary, Omo Akintan has a demonstrated commitment to human resources transformation, reconciliation, equity, and inclusion. As the City of Toronto’s Chief People Officer since January of 2019, Omo leads a team of human resources, equity and human rights professionals in delivering programs and services that strengthen and support the City’s 33,000+ workforce, enable equitable outcomes for City residents, and promote an inclusive, accessible and discrimination and harassment free environment for employees and service recipients.
A Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, Omo joined the City of Toronto in September 2004 and spent over a decade working as a labour, employment, and human rights lawyer. She has participated in multiple rounds of successful collective bargaining, has been counsel for the City and the Toronto Police Services Board on a range of arbitration and human Rights Tribunal of Ontario cases and was the City lead on the development of Toronto’s Indigenous Affairs Office in partnership with Toronto’s Indigenous community. Omo is currently co-chair of the University of Toronto Administrative Tribunal, director of Massey Centre for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents, a volunteer for the Out of the Cold program, and a mentor for the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
She is currently leading the development and implementation of all people related aspects of the City’s COVID-19 response & recovery.