Lindsay MacKenzie

community engagement producer

Lindsay MacKenzie has spent more than a decade engaging with communities and making space to hear their stories. As engagement producer at CBC Manitoba, she is the trailblazer behind initiatives such as remote newsroom bureaus and a community advisory board. Since joining CBC in 2012, she has been apart of newsrooms in Ontario such as Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Windsor, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Latest from Lindsay MacKenzie

Want to play a role in CBC Manitoba's journalism? Join our 1st-ever community advisory board

CBC Manitoba is launching its first-ever community advisory board pilot. Fifteen people from all over the province will play an active role in making sure our local coverage reflects the community we serve.

Winnipeg women offer advice, encouragement to their younger selves through letters

For this year's International Women's Day, CBC asked female leaders in Manitoba to write letters offering advice to their younger selves. Here's roundup of the letters they wrote.

Black female entrepreneurs say exposure, access to mentorship needed to open doors

In the last part of a series that explores female entrepreneurship in Manitoba, lawyer and cosmetics company founder Felicita Ovadje pairs up with Delia Joseph, a self-described improveologist and mediator, to offer advice to other Black women business owners in Manitoba.

'I needed to have my husband co-sign the loan': accountant says women entrepreneurs face funding obstacles

Priti Mehta-Shah, a chartered accountant and past chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, and Lourdes Still, owner of Masagana Flower Farm, say there are differences between men and women when it comes to financing a business.

Entrepreneurship can help Indigenous girls feel 'beautiful and empowered': RezGal Lashes owner

The third in a series of stories exploring the state of female entrepreneurship in Manitoba features Peguis First Nation's Eva Wilson-Fontaine, co-founder of Cedar Lake Ranch, Pinaymootang First Nation's Brandi Woodhouse, owner of Rez Gal Lashes.

A former mayor and a young entrepreneur discuss being in Vanity Fair and how John Travolta saved Birt Saddlery

In the second in a series of stories exploring female entrepreneurship in Manitoba, former Winnipeg mayor Susan Thompson and Miriam Delos Santos, creator and designer of the Winnipeg-based company Hello Darling Co., discuss the lessons learned from growing up in a family of entrepreneurs.

'I just work for her': CEO Gail Asper, Coal and Canary founder talk challenges facing female business leaders

The first in a series of stories exploring the state of female entrepreneurship in Manitoba features Asper Foundation CEO Gail Asper and Amanda Buhse, the founder and chief creative officer of the Winnipeg-based company Coal and Canary.

Winnipeg 'Instagram-land' backs up BIPOC makers, inspiring free online workshops

CBC Manitoba is turning over its live streams for Aug. 21 and 28 on Facebook and Instagram to get to know local BIPOC artists Poppy Joy Pompoms and Monias Beads. Find out what brings these makers joy and learn how to make your own custom craft.

Channelling mom, Ghost Light writer/performer calls the spirits to Prairie Theatre Exchange stage

Taking his mother on a sort of posthumous tour of Canada, Shawn Wright has brought his one-man play Ghost Light to Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg. In the play, he embodies his larger-than-life actress mother. So CBC Manitoba asked some theatre students about their own life lessons from mom.

'Oh my gosh! That would be bananas' — 5 questions for Winnipeg artist Divya Mehra

Winnipeg artist Divya Mehra sits down with CBC Manitoba to answer five questions about her art, what inspires her, and what’s next. CBC Manitoba is the media sponsor of Vision Exchange — the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s first exhibition to feature artists from India and artists with Indian heritage living in Canada.