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Peter MacLeod

Citizen Engagement Expert

Peter MacLeod is the co-founder and principal of MASS LBP, an innovative firm based in Toronto which works with forward-thinking governments and corporations to deepen and improve public consultation and engagement. Since 2007, MASS has led some of Canada’s most original and ambitious efforts to engage citizens in tackling tough policy options while pioneering the use of Civic Lotteries and Citizen Reference Panels on behalf of a wide array of clients.

Ontario, Canada


Rethinking Public Engagement: In 2008, Peter founded MASS LBP to reinvent public consultation. Since then he has led some of Canada’s most inventive and forward-thinking efforts to involve Canadians in some of our most important public policy debates. With important lessons from the frontlines of health care, public transit, and local government, Peter will help your company or organization understand the essence of effective public engagement, upending old assumptions about what’s possible and suggesting new and innovative ways for bringing people and politics back together.

Public Engagement in Healthcare: A recognized leader in the field of patient and public engagement, Peter MacLeod has pioneered a series of important initiatives that have changed how leading hospitals and regional health authorities think about and work with their communities. Building on more than a dozen case studies, Peter will lay out the critical lessons for community engagement in the health system and creating the conditions for more effective patient-centred care.

Canada 150

Imagining Canada’s Next Great Year: Planning for Canada’s 2017 Sesquicentennial
In this lively and memorable presentations featuring material from Canada’s 1967 Centennial that will warm any room, Peter MacLeod describes why Canada’s next great year is an important, once-in-a generation opportunity for the country — as well as for your organization or company. Weaving together history, important demographic trends shaping the country and a generous enthusiasm for Canada’s future, Peter explains the choices we can make to energize Canadians and make this milestone count. Get the jump on planning your own 2017 celebrations and join Canadians preparing to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary.


Public Policy Forum's Emerging Leaders Award

Summary Profile

Over the past ten years he has worked with leading organizations in North America and Europe, including Fast Company magazine, Vancouver’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Britain’s Demos think tank and the Kaospilots, a Danish school for business design and social innovation. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, he writes and speaks frequently about the citizen’s experience of the state, the importance of public imagination and the future of responsible government. He is an Action Canada fellow (2003), the 2008 recipient of the Public Policy Forum’s Emerging Leaders Award, and a director of Toronto’s Wellesley Institute for Urban Health.