Hello, meet Funke Olokude

Funke is an energetic, innovative, and award-winning human working to continuously deliver cutting-edge collaborative practice by leading from the margins to promote a holistic approach to issues impacting individuals, systems, and policies to bring about transformative and equitable change.

She is a seasoned c-suite executive, intercultural relationship facilitator and educator working to highlight the complex intersecting realities of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families. Funke has over fifteen years of extensive work experience in the social service industry, working with diverse populations and sectors in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta, where she has continuously promoted equity in policy and practice that has led to transformational relationships between individuals and within systems.

In 2020, Funke was named Top 40 under 40 for her continued work in influencing policy and practice across various sectors in Alberta. Funke’s contribution in the teaching and education space has also earned her a Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence 2021 Nomination. She was awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

She is the CEO and Principal Consultant for Hexagon Consulting. Funke also serves on the Boards of the Bredin Centre for Career Advancement and Black Business Ventures Association (BBVA) and is the convener of an Ethnocultural Community Leadership Circle.

Funke is the President of the Nigerian Canadian Association of Edmonton (NCAE).


University of Alberta

Master of Education - MED, Adult and Community Education
2018 - 2020

University of Calgary

Bachelor's degree, Social Work
2016 -2018

York University

Bachelor's degree, Psycology
2004 -2009


Top 40 under 40
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
Jaye Fredrickson Award

Professional Experience

Ribbon Rouge Foundation
Norquest Community College
Multicultural Family Resource Society