“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.

Advisory Board:

Major General (Ret’d) Lewis W. MacKenzie – Honourary Chair

The Hon. Ron Atkey
Commodore (Ret’d) Robert Baugniet
Chief (Ret’d) John Beaucage
Sandra Broudy
Gregory Carpenter
Professor Philip Davies
Mark Decyk
Diane Francis
Matthew Gaasenbeek III
David Harris
Kirk Howard
Chief (Ret’d) Bryan LaForme
Clare Lopez
The Hon. Gene McLean
Commodore (Ret’d) Bibhu Mohanti
Dr. Christopher Parsons
Peter Power
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Dr. Judith Ross
Colonel (Ret’d) Dr. J. Paul de B. Taillon
Dr. Michael J. Williams

Board of Governors:

Howard Adams
Cynthia Ayers
Diane Doherty – Secretary
The Hon. Julian Fantino
Norman Gardner – Chair
Michael J. Halbert – Treasurer
D. Brian Hay – Vice Chair
Nathan Jacobson
David McFadden
E. Joan O’Callaghan – Vice Chair
The Hon. Joe Oliver
Raheel Raza
Brigadier General (Ret’d) Garry Thomson


Jeff Sole – General Manager
Alexandra ChronopoulosPublications Editor
Victoria Heath – Content Creator