Peter MacLeod is one of Canada’s leading experts in public engagement and deliberative democracy. He 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.
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 was an Action Canada fellow (2003), the 2008 recipient of the Public Policy Forum’s Emerging Leaders Award, and is a director of TIDES Canada and GenSqueeze. In 2013, he launched Wagemark, the first international wage certification standard aimed at reducing work place pay disparities while promoting corporate competitiveness.