Louisa Taylor is an award-winning journalist and communications consultant recognized for her reporting on immigration, health, community and international development.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Louisa has also lived in Toronto, Montreal and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her work has appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, The Economist and NewCanadianMedia.ca.
A passionate community catalyst, Louisa can often be found organizing events around her favourite themes of storytelling, diversity and innovation. She is one of the co-founders and co-ordinators of The Travers Debates, a popular fundraiser on Parliament Hill that brings journalists and politicians together to support a foreign reporting fellowship.
More recently, Louisa created Datafest Ottawa, Canada's first hackathon on migration issues, an exciting weekend of creative collaboration between journalists, settlement workers, researchers, web developers and software engineers.
Reporting Canada, 2014 Our Canada Symposium session (audio)