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Signup Date: Mar. 14, 2008
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Canada, Everybody!, Higher Ed Group, International, NCDD’s Mentorship Group

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2 years ago

MMacKinnon joined a group: Higher Ed Group

My Personal Info
Full Name: Mary Pat MacKinnon
NCDD Member Since: Mar. 13, 2008
Contact For: C2D2 and Ascentum
About Me: As former Director, Civic Engagement at Canadian Policy Research Networks, Mary Pat led national citizens’ dialogue projects on challenging public issues and was involved at all stages – from issue framing and dialogue design, through to implementation, analysis, reporting on results, outreach and follow up. She also developed and directed a multi-year program of research and practice (topics included: youth civic and political participation, institutionalization, assessing the impact of public involvement), provided advice and support for initiatives such as the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform and the IDRD-funded Brazil Youth Dialogue project, and gave numerous workshops and panel presentations on topics related to civic engagement. Current projects include coordinating a regional citizens’ dialogue for Canada’s World, a project of the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and serving on the Canadian Education Association’s national research advisory committee. As former Director, Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada, she led a successful initiative to modernize federal co-operative legislation and contributed to the creation of a new national co-operative development program. Current research and practice interests include engaging citizens in public policy, assessing the impact of civic engagement on public policy, deliberative democracy and democratic renewal, civic literacy, stakeholder engagement, and co-operative and international development.
My Work
Organization Name: C2D2 and Ascentum
Title / Position: Director, Public Involvement Network
Description: C2D2, the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation, incorporated since 2006, is the Canadian child of NCDD. C2D2 is a growing network of individuals and organizations, across Canada, sharing the belief that dialogue and deliberation can help build better communities, better organizations and stronger democracies in other words, better world. Our vision is a democratic society where institutions, practices and culture foster constructive dialogue and deliberation in which Canadians are able to engage in thoughtful and challenging conversations about what really matters to them in ways that have a positive impact on their lives, their communities and their world.
My Contact Info
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 613-562-5800 x3917
Website URL:
Street Address: 2966 Cassburn Road
City: Vankleek Hill
State/Province: ON
Country (if not U.S.): Canada
Zip or Country Code: K0B 1R0
NCDD Involvement
Member Type: Organizational Member (dues-paying)
Mentorship Program: I’m interested in being a Mentor

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