Jide Afolabi

Jide Afolabi has over seventeen years of commitment to the use of law and politics as instruments of progress and social justice, with a broad range of work including addressing the flooding of indigenous lands in Manitoba, indigenous child and family services in Alberta, and indigenous education in Ontario. As former Chief Federal Negotiator with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Jide was the penultimate negotiator on the process culminating in the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act, giving effect to the largest indigenous self-government agreement to date in Canada. Jide is currently a member of the National Working Group on a Revised Fiscal Policy for Self Governing Indigenous Nations. He also serves as the Managing Director of nextOttawa, a non-profit dedicated to advocacy regarding policy options for a better Ottawa. In addition, he is involved in church governance as an elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. With a background in law, and degrees acquired from Carleton University, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the London School of Economics, Jide is a former Counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, with a focus on government procurement as well as customs. He currently practices law within his firm in Ottawa. He is in his fifth year as a Carleton University alumni mentor. Jide is a husband and father. He can be reached through the following means:
– Email: [email protected]
– Facebook: BringBoldBack
– Instagram: bring.bold.back
– Youtube: Jide for Capital Ward
– Twitter: @CapitalWardJide