Kwame Addo’s 30-year career is widely recognized in the Ombudsman community. He is passionate about advancing equity and fairness, human rights, and breaking down barriers. Mr. Addo has served as Ombudsperson at Toronto Metropolitan University, Director of Investigations and Interim Ombudsman with Ombudsman Toronto, and Investigator with Ombudsman Ontario.
Mr. Addo has also held positions on the Board of Directors and Education Committee of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR). He has been a faculty member, panelist, and moderator for the Osgoode//Forum of Canadian Ombudsman Essentials for Ombuds certificate program and served on the City of Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations.
In 2022, Mr. Addo became a SOAR Medal recipient. The SOAR Medal is SOAR’s top honour, and it “honours those have made a significant contribution and demonstrated their commitment to the field of administrative justice.”
Mr. Addo’s seven-year term as Toronto’s Ombudsman began on August 23, 2021.