We are fostering social and economic empowerment of the Black community across Canada.

There is a wealth of entrepreneurial talent and a hunger for innovation that are within our community. The Dream Legacy Foundation (DLF) is working towards unlocking that full potential.

 

Founded by Isaac Olowolafe Jr., the DLF is a philanthropic organization that serves as a diversity and an inclusion social thought leader advocating for the millions of talented Black Citizens and historically underrepresented communities.

Meet the Team and Board Members

Isaac Olowolafe Jr.- Founder & CEO - Dream Legacy Foundation

Isaac Olowolafe Jr.  |  Founder

 

Isaac Olowolafe Jr. is an entrepreneur, business owner, and philanthropist. He established The Dream Maker Realty/Olowolafe Family Scholarship Award at the University of Toronto, the largest endowment for African Studies in any Canadian university.

Collins Boakye-Yiadom - Board Member - Dream Legacy Foundation

Collins Boakye-Yiadom | Board Chair

 

Collins Boakye-Yiadom is a mortgage agent and real estate investor focused on providing value, experience, and resources to his clients (both first-time home buyers and new investors) to build generational wealth through real estate. As an advocate of homeownership, entrepreneurship and wealth-building, he is also a co-host of Dream Talks – an exclusive, intimate real estate Q & A with experts in Real Estate.

 

In Collins’ downtime, he spends time with his wife and 3 boys playing basketball and reading about all things tech!

Alexander Sinora - Board Member - Dream Legacy Foundation

Alexander Sinora  |  Board Member

 

Alexander Sinora sold his first small marketing agency by the end of his bachelor’s. Currently, he is a technology consultant specialized in the Financial Services industry at Deloitte. He is also a research assistant at McGill University in entrepreneurship & social innovation. He also sits on the youth advisory board at Desjardins.

 

Involved in his community; he sits on an advisory board as a federal policy advisor at the Black Canadian Youth Approach within the Heritage Department. He also cofounded the black wealth club, where he leads a cohort of 50 young black leaders. Furthermore, he started a community project called MTLGiveback, where he enables the youth to be active in their community. He also hosts a podcast called “Les Généralistes.”

 

Alexander is a recipient of a BComm in accounting at John Molson School of Business.

Moyo Omole - Board Member - Dream Legacy Foundation

Moyo Omole  |  Board Member

 

Moyo Omole is a dynamic, solution-oriented lawyer passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at York University, with a major in Criminology and a minor in History. With a desire to further her education, she later attended the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree.

 

Moyo is the founder of Modell Law firm, a firm that deals with diverse areas of law, such as criminal law, immigration, and family law. Moyo is also the legal counsel and the board relations Manager for Black North Initiative.

 

Moyo believes in fostering black entrepreneurship across Canada, while she aims at creating spaces for unrepresented groups to learn about financial literacy. She believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion is not just a statement but a collaborative action from a collegial group of people who understands the need to evaluate and develop concrete, strategic action plans that will move us closer to eliminating all forms of racism.

Monique Asuquo - President - Dream Legacy Foundation

Monique Asuquo  |  President

 

Monique Asuquo is the President of Dream Legacy Foundation. In this role, she is in charge of identifying and driving initiatives for the foundation that bridge the relationship between institution and community.

 

Monique began her career in the Education sector and spent significant time teaching English to newcomers to Canada. She has extensive community experience supporting adults and children that do not speak English as a first language. A graduate of University of Toronto TESOL program, she possesses firsthand knowledge of the significance of community support immigrant communities. More recently, she has transferred her education and operations skills to various projects in the real estate and development space.

 

Monique is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and holds a Master Degree in Second Language Education from the University of Toronto. She wrote her thesis on the difficulties of community assimilation in a second language. She is passionate about helping newcomers as well as underrepresented child and youth.

Our Vision and Value

Our Vision

 

We envision an inclusive market economy in which systemic barriers are eradicated and the contributions of underrepresented groups are amplified and valued.

 

Our Value

 

To keep Paying It Forward for a more economically inclusive Canada, where your talents, resilience and content of character are what truly counts.

 

Our Mission

 

We support grassroots capacity building and promote economic inclusion of marginalized communities as a viable and innovative way to create a more representative, sustainable, inclusive, and harmonious society.

 

Our Commitment

 

Our commitment is to changing the narrative for Black communities through social and economic inclusion approaches, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

 

Our programs and initiatives include:

Priorities and Competencies

STRATEGIC PRIORITY

  • Building a Community Capacity Impact Fund
  • Building a healthy fund to support DLFs key focus areas.
  • Being a lead national voice on the strategic importance of investing in the economic infrastructure and entrepreneurial capabilities of Blacks and other racialized Canadians.

AREAS OF COMPETENCY AND EXPERTISE

Preferred skills, competencies and assets

  • Believes that Canada is their home and country too
  • Respected community and business leader
  • Awareness of the UN Decade for People of African Descent
  • Understanding of fund development
  • Accounting and risk management
  • Philanthropy
  • Knowledge of government decision-making
  • Understanding of the Social Determinants of Health index
  • Understanding of stakeholder engagement, communications, and public relations
  • Knowledge of the Not-for profits and Social Finance sectors
  • Knowledge of the key community issues affecting Canada’s visible minority communities

Recognition

MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, Francesco Sorbara, recognizes Isaac Olowolafe Jr. as part of a group of changemakers and trailblazers in the Black community during Black History Month in February 2022.

We Are Proud Members of

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