Mark Taylor believes everyone matters and community is stronger when we build it together.

Mark served as an Ottawa City Councillor and Deputy Mayor. He continues his service on boards, committees and projects of interest.

Jan 05, 2019

Its not just what you have, it’s how you use it...

In the weeks before Christmas, Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Denley contacted me to share that he was working on a series looking at the costs and consequences of housing policies across Ottawa. We spoke for over an hour on the housing continuum, the need for sharper policies and more strategic investment. 

Read on to read his series as well as the report I prepared in 2018. 

Dec 04, 2018

Designing a National Seniors Strategy for Canada

In 2015 I took part with partners and the Institute for Research and Public Policy in producing a report drawing on a comprehensive review of the latest research on issues affecting older Canadians, a consultation exercise that included a series of interviews with experts and stakeholders, as well as a round table discussion.

Dec 04, 2018

Homelessness Report - Everyone Together - Ottawa, A Caring and Compassionate City

In late 2017 and early 2018 I met, collaborated with, and interviewed key stakeholders in the affordable housing and homelessness sector to find ways to accelerate the City of Ottawa’s progress on its 10-year housing and homelessness efforts.

Since the report was released there has been a surge in discussion and debate around homelessness, affordable housing and how best we support our community.

I have re-posted from my former City of Ottawa website the report and its appendices here...


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