Tina Lopes is an independent organizational development consultant, facilitator and mediator, skilled in promoting organizational change processes. Since 1990, she has focused on furthering equity and inclusion work with federal, provincial and municipal government departments as well as with child welfare agencies, school boards, health and social service organizations.
She has extensive experience coaching senior and middle managers to integrate equity into core organizational policies and practices. In addition to advising institutional leaders on strategies for change, Tina educates and coaches senior managers to lead more effectively when contentious issues related to equity arise.
Tina has also worked with a number of organizations in various sectors to integrate equity into the range of human resources policies and practices, including recruitment, selection and promotion.
Over the years, Tina has conducted human rights investigations and assisted organizations to put in place effective policies and practices to uphold human rights in the workplace. With her colleague Charles Smith, Tina was appointed as consultant to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, and asked to steer a province-wide systemic change process to address racism in the Ministry of Correctional Services.
Tina has taught a Master’s level course with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University and a fourth-year course in the Atkinson School of Social Work, York University.
The equity courses she developed for child welfare agencies in 2004 are still being delivered by OACAS. The OACAS also houses the leadership program Tina developed for senior leaders who want to advance equity in their organizations.
Tina is also co-author of Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations which was awarded the Myers Outstanding Book Award.
Tina continues to research the connections between social transformation, organizational change and spirituality.