Tee Garnett is 6th generation Canadian and is the descendent of John Henry who was an escape slave that arrived at the Great Lakes Black Settlement in Collingwood Ontario in 1831. Tee has been developing human rights based equity and inclusion policies and services with marginalized communities for over two decades. They are the current Inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Executive Lead & Strategic Advisor with SickKids Children Hospital.
Tee is committed to walking the talk, thus continues to volunteer on community governing boards, such as, Drumartz, PEACH, NDP Women’s Committee, and currently is a governing board member on MOYO and Hamilton Civic Centre for Inclusion. Tee is the sole proprietor of Providence International EDI Consulting (www.picequity.com) and has supported various levels of government, academic institutions and community agencies, such as, Dalhousie University, Toronto Mayor, David Miller, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Ontario Women’s Directorate and Sistering Women’s Shelter. Tee is the first Black woman hired into an executive role in a health institution; she is the current Inaugural EDI Executive Lead & Strategic Advisor for SickKids Hospital