Our founder and head trainer Christina Lord has been working with diverse children and families for over four decades!
She is a storyteller, mother and award winning humanitarian. From the classroom to the boardroom, Christina brings the highest level of facilitation and mentorship to the mission of nourishing diverse families and institutions.
Christina has always been committed fostering diversity in professional and public spaces. She's served as an administrator, professor and early childhood educator as well as an anti-racist trainer and diversity facilitator.
A passionate advocate for communities, education and empowerment, Christina has worked with folks of all ages and all walks of life from the Caribbean to Africa to her adopted home in Canada.
"For me diversity and inclusivity aren't buzz words, they core values that guide my entire personal and professional life."
Christina has immersed herself in the education and development of children and families for the past four decades.
She spent the first half of her career as an Early Childhood Educator, a field she would go on to teach and mentor in at the college level.
The second half of Christina’s professional life saw her spend 12 years supporting international students as Brescia University College’s International Student coordinator, curriculum designer and course lecturer for the Preliminary Year program.
Often serving as "international mom" for young women of diverse backgrounds, Christina was an official and unofficial mentor to an entire generation of future leaders.
During her time at Brescia, Christina worked proactively with the university to create a safe and nourishing atmosphere for international and diverse students and staff.
Having achieved her Masters in Adult Education, Christina has taught and developed curricula for anti-racism and diversity awareness for post-graduate and corporate audiences.
A natural storyteller and facilitator, Christina brings over two decades of group facilitation and team development in the areas of:
Throughout her adult life Christina has tirelessly served the Black community as a mentor, facilitator and volunteer with the Congress of Black Women, the Black History Coordinating Committee and Building Community & Leadership Capacity (BCLC).
- Community Achievement Award, London Black History Coordinating Committee (2021)
- Diversity & Race Relations Inclusivity Award (shared), City of London (2021)
- Diamond Jubilee Award, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2012)
- Humanitarianism, Mayor's New Year's Honour List, City of London (2011)
- Veronica Dryden Woman of Distinction, Congress of Black Women (2007)
Past and current clients: Brescia University College, Kings University College, Sandbox Centre, Pillar Nonprofit Network, Chelsea Green Child Care Centre