Mackenzie Taylor

Mackenzie Taylor
  • Senior Advisor, Government of Ontario

Mackenzie is a Senior Advisor for the Government of Ontario. She has considerable experience working in the public sphere – and has worked for the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and the Ontario Ombudsman. Mackenzie has a B.A. in Political Science from St. Thomas University and certifications from Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal, the University of Toronto, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and HBX Core. She looks forward to working with a diverse and collaborative team.

Democracy According to Mackenzie Taylor

Why did you get involved with DemocracyXChange?

To educate both myself and those interested in the fundamental principles of democracy. It provided me with an opportunity to connect with others interested in similar topics – where I formed meaningful relationships.

When did you first start to care about democracy?

I’ve always cared about democracy – but the importance of our democratic functions was amplified when I worked for the NB Human Rights Commission. Ensuring that all persons have access to the same rights and protections is one of the fundamental principles of democracy – and working with people whose rights have been challenged reaffirms the importance of protecting our institution and processes.

Who should attend DemocracyXChange and why?

Anyone interested in government and organizations who protect/advocate from the ground up. People who want and/or demand change – but don’t know where to start.

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