Adam Benn, M.A., M.Ed., is an experienced facilitator and educator, with over ten years of experience in education and community healthcare. Adam has wide-ranging experience working with diverse populations with unique needs, including Black and Queer communities. This experience, coupled with an academic background in conflict management and adult education, has cultivated a practice that is focused on engaging with individuals to support their learning and growth, and is rooted in critical pedagogy and anti-oppression practice. Adam holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University and a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE/University of Toronto. He has worked as the Manager of Education and Training at the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion at Humber College and as the Manager of 2SLGBTQ Community Programs at Sherbourne Health.
Adam has had the privilege of working in non-profits and community health centres in a number of communities across Toronto. As a Black, Queer man, Adam brings his unique lived experience into the work. Through his work, Adam has developed a passion for leadership, broader advocacy/lobbying and education; and has had the opportunity to deliver a number of trainings/workshops to service providers and youth. Adam currently works as the Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at VHA Home Healthcare and teaches part time as a Professor in the Faculty of Community and Social Service at Humber College. Adam is also on the roster of consultants with DiversiPro, a Trainer and Motivational Speaker with Positive Gear and Certified Personal Trainer with a number of recent publications on equity.