Lisa Taylor is a creative communications professional and executive advisor, with over 15 years combined experience working with strategic thinkers and executives to identify and develop their direction, to craft their key messages, and to communicate those messages to multiple target audiences. Building on her degree in fine art, her earlier formal education in marketing, as well as her skills and experience with design and media tools, Ms. Taylor has worked to bridge some of the long established gaps in the visual and verbal areas of communications with her strategic approach to messaging and storytelling. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to speak three key languages: Art, Business, and Technology.
For over 5 years, Ms. Taylor has been an advisor to the Deputy Minister of Justice: Corrections and Policing in Saskatchewan, and she was one of the original architects of the Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime (BPRC) approach and its flagship Hub and COR models originating in Prince Albert. Ms. Taylor continues to work as part of the province-wide team to evolve that approach, and she has also worked with numerous communities, police services, First Nations and other stakeholder groups throughout Saskatchewan on the implementation of the Hub and COR and other social innovations. As a part of this team and this initiative, Ms. Taylor was recently one of only three non-government members to be awarded the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Service in the Innovation category.
Ms. Taylor’s experience with community safety also expands extends past the Saskatchewan borders as she has worked with a number of communities in Ontario, across Canada and beyond, on the implementation of Risk Based Community Safety models, Emergency and Fire readiness strategies, as well as at the provincial level regarding helping to shape a broader strategic approach to community safety and well-being that is emerging in the province of Ontario.
In addition parallel to her this work as an advisor, Ms. Taylor is the owner and founder of Ribbet Inc, a Toronto-based creative firm offering services in the following 4 lines of business: Strategic Communications Consulting, Graphic Design and Branding, Web Design and Development, and Video Production.
Both Lisa Taylor and Ribbet Inc., provide services to organizations in both the public and private sectors, including the Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the Ontario Police Technology Information Cooperative (OPTIC), the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Public Safety Canada (PSC), the Canadian Society of Association of Executives, MediaEdge and Kraft. In addition, Ribbet was recently named the video agency of record for CCO (Cancer Care Ontario), as well as for the CACP’s Take 5 Video Series.
Lisa Taylor is a founding partner of the Global Network for Community Safety.