“The Mackenzie Institute works to be the conscience of the security field.”
The Mackenzie Institute, an independent think tank, brings a strategic and pragmatic approach to security matters that affect both domestic and global audiences. The Mackenzie Institute provides external independent thinking for policy makers, governments, private sector entities, and educational institutions. We propose an open forum for global conversations on the threats and security vulnerabilities we face in order to best advise these various entities.
The Mackenzie Institute is a globally recognized Canadian-based public policy institute for research and comment on issues impacting political and social stability, specifically terrorism, organized violence, and security.
Working with colleagues in Washington DC, Israel, and the UK, we emphasize a world view on the various topics we cover. Over the last 30 years, we have worked with Canadian government institutions, private sector organizations, educational bodies and other stakeholders to provide a distinct perspective on security matters.
The Mackenzie Institute offers:
We publish a varied collection of articles, briefing notes, commentaries, and video interviews – as well as our Security Matters magazine – that are thought provoking, insightful, and relevant.
We offer luncheons, seminars, workshops, and panels presented by subject matter experts providing educational awareness and promoting an open forum discussion among attendees, policy makers, and the security world as a whole.
Major General (Ret’d) Lewis W. MacKenzie – Honourary Chair
The Hon. Ron Atkey
Commodore (Ret’d) Robert Baugniet
Chief (Ret’d) John Beaucage
Professor Philip Davies
Matthew Gaasenbeek III
Chief (Ret’d) Bryan LaForme
The Hon. Gene McLean
Commodore (Ret’d) Bibhu Mohanti
Dr. Christopher Parsons
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Dr. Judith Ross
Colonel (Ret’d) Dr. J. Paul de B. Taillon
Dr. Michael J. Williams
Board of Governors:
Diane Doherty – Secretary
The Hon. Julian Fantino
Norman Gardner – Chair
Michael J. Halbert – Treasurer
D. Brian Hay – Vice Chair
E. Joan O’Callaghan – Vice Chair
The Hon. Joe Oliver
Brigadier General (Ret’d) Garry Thomson
Kyla Cham – General Manager
Alexandra Chronopoulos – Publications Editor
Victoria Heath – Content Creator