Anthonia Ogundele

Founder, Ethọ́s Lab

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Anthonia Ogundele is the Founder and Executive Director of Ethọ́s Lab Educational Society. Ethọ́s Lab is a non-profit STEAM innovation academy for youth ages 12–18 that provides access to emerging technologies, culture, and a community of innovators.

She was recently honored as one of BC Business’ Women of the Year as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion champion and one of the City of Vancouver’s Black History Month Community Leader Awards. She was also recognized as one of Canada’s top 5 Black tech founders to watch in 2021.

Anthonia’s career has been as a resilience professional. Most recently, she consulted with the World Bank and has held various roles within the financial sector and various levels of government in Environmental Sustainability, Business Continuity, and Emergency Planning.

Through Ethọ́s Lab she is hoping to inspire a legacy of Black leadership as well as answer the question: “What might place/space-making look like when you center the humanity of the Black experience?”

She lives in East Van with her amazing husband and ever-curious 15-year-old daughter.

In her spare time, you might catch her playing a game of Catan with her family or swimming laps at her local pool.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a certificate in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Environmental Studies, Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo. Her commitment to education brought her to the Board of Governors at the University of British Columbia.

Black Opportunity Fund (BOF)

Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) is a community-led registered Canadian Charitable organization, that supports a  prosperous, healthy and thriving Black Canada by challenging anti-Black racism in two ways by:

  1. Responding to long-standing underinvestment in Black communities 
  2. Working nationally to strengthen collective actions by Black organizations and leaders, helping them to create new and more impactful ways to support and advocate for our community. 


BOF prioritizes initiatives around education and youth, health, women and gender, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, arts, culture and recreation, and food insecurity, that impact the quality of life in Black communities across Canada.  

Upcoming events to highlight:

  • BOF x ByBlacks National Restaurant Week: we are a lead sponsor for the ByBlacks National Restaurant Week, Spring edition 2024 which runs from May 20 to 26, 2024.  ByBlacks Restaurant Week (BRW) is a semi-annual national food festival. During this event, Black-owned Canadian restaurants, caterers, pop-ups, and food trucks offer a Prix Fixe (special) menu or a $10 special discounted by up to 25% for seven days. Join us in this week-long celebration of culinary diversity! There are a number of restaurants in Western Canada participating so check it out:


  • BOF x DoorDash #BlackFoodEnergy grant program: BOF has confirmed funding for the #BlackFoodEnergy grant program for Black Restaurants across Canada for the next 4 years. #BlackFoodEnergy celebrates, amplifies and supports Black Chefs and Black-Owned restaurants and the amazing things they are serving up in neighborhoods across Canada. The funding commitment for the extended agreement will be announced in June 2024 along with the launch of the #BlackFoodEnergy grant


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Work and Chill Games

Work and Chill Games is a platform that helps companies find and book fun activities for their employees. It makes it easy for companies to plan engaging experiences that boost team spirit and productivity. With Work and Chill Games, employees can enjoy memorable activities that make work more enjoyable and build a positive work culture.