Kofi is a PhD Candidate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto. Kofi holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from McMaster University. He also received his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana.
Kofi is a recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles. He was part of a research team that conducted a study that for the first time examined the link between poverty and Ontario’s child welfare system. This study was featured in the Toronto Star newspaper. Kofi’s doctoral research focuses on disproportionality and disparity of Black children in Ontario’s child welfare system. He has provided guest lectures on racial disparity in child welfare services.
Kofi has extensive direct practice experience in the child welfare field where he has worked as a front-line family service worker for over a decade. He was also a field instructor to social work students at the BSW and MSW levels. Kofi is committed to advancing policy and practice for children and families in vulnerable communities.