Lori MacDonald

Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
Transport Canada

Lori MacDonald is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Emergency Management and Programs Branch for Public Safety Canada. She holds a vast array of responsibilities that range from strengthening the national leadership role in emergency management to the delivery of National Crime Prevention and First Nations Policing programs. With 32 years of experience in Public Service, Lori has held a variety of positions within Public Service, including in the Correctional Services of Canada and Public Safety. Lori has extensive experience at the senior executive level and has developed policy and programs at the local, regional, and national levels of the government.

She has championed many projects related to women, Aboriginal, and mental health issues. She has extensive experience in operations at all levels of government and has played a leadership role in developing managerial and leadership capacity among teams and managers in the government. Her affinity for marginalized groups, her passion for progress, and her enthusiastic leadership are evident throughout her career.

Lori holds a diploma in Law and Security Administration from Loyalist College in Belleville and a degree in Criminology with a concentration in Law from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Session: North American Aviation Security Update