About Brandon Instructors Courses

Brandon Hay is the founder of the Black Daddies Club and consultant which brings over 10 years of experience working in Canada and internationally with a background in strong mobilizing, leadership and facilitation skills, taking a transformative and equity approach to issues of marginalization, health and well-being and working in ways that sponsor: anti-racist, anti-oppressive and decolonizing practices. He views diversity, complicated intersections, life transitions and responses to marginalization as occasions to anchor communities with agency, informed and responsive supports. In doing so, this allows us (from a participatory framework) to be able to shift through the layers, lend understanding to crisis and affirm capacity are skill sets which he honed after years of service, community engagement, project coordination and research.

Brandon has been recognized for his work in the community by winning the African Canadian Achievement awards of Excellence (ACAA) for parenting in 2011 and the Black Business & Professional association (BBPA)- Distinguished Man of Honor Award in 2010.

Through the work with Black Daddies Club, Brandon has been profiled by the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and Television, Toronto Sun, City TV, TED X Toronto, CFRB 1010, Sway Magazine, Urbanology Magazine, Toronto life, Share Magazine amongst other media outlets. In doing so bringing the voice of black fathers into the spotlight.

His impact on the communities that he serve includes:

  • Facilitated over 150 community based workshops
  • Reaching and engaging over 6500 Black fathers and children through various program creation since Black Daddies Club begun in 2007
  • Engaged and managed over 500 volunteers with Black Daddies Club and other agencies
  • Organized over 300 community events and dialogue