Tolu Ilelaboye

Philanthropy Solutions Consultant

Strategy & Design

Key Results

Tolu Ilelaboye is a professional generalist with a passion for philanthropy and a talent for bringing ideas to life through innovative, human-centered, equity-driven solutions. With experience working as an entrepreneur as well as in cooperatives and the public, private, and charitable sectors, Tolu brings an intersectional lens to her work, creating solutions that blend ideas from across industries. She has worked in sports, grantmaking, retail, construction, youth engagement, healthcare, home services, and DEI.  Throughout her career as an entrepreneur and social alchemist, Tolu has worked with a broad range of local, provincial, national, and international organizations and entrepreneurs, with a focus on social change, including Canada’s oldest community foundation. 

Tolu's educational background includes a BA in Communications, a Diploma in Project Management, a Master's in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, and certificates in social innovation, disruptive technology, management, finance, and grant writing. Tolu is also trained to deliver the ISO diversity and inclusion management certification. Together, her formal and informal training help Tolu connect people, place, and purpose.

Notable Clients & Projects


  • Strategy and ideation
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Technical writing
  • Project and portfolio management
  • Non-profit management
  • Innovation

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Training & Education

Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric, Writing and Communications, French, University of Winnipeg, 2011

Project Management Diploma in Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE), University of Winnipeg, 2018

Master of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (MMIE), Queen's University, 2023

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