Meet the Team

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Rooted in a crowd-consulting model, M&C Consulting assembles a unique team comprised of seasoned professionals to deliver on the vision of every client. These include: communications executives, social media experts, former political pundits, an award-winning author and international documentary producer. We have been invited to address Parliament and have been keynote speakers at industry-related events and conferences, participating in forums such as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Over the years our team has created and executed everything from national awareness campaigns to innovative communications plans and digital strategies. In conjunction with our strategic partners and associates, we have delivered media training to Prime Ministers, Leaders of the Official Opposition, and senior federal cabinet ministers. We specialize in campaigns in the fields of Millennial engagement, Aboriginal affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility across industries.

Our Team

Giovanna Mingarelli

Giovanna Mingarelli

President and Founder

As the Co-Founder of M&C Consulting, Giovanna Mingarelli plays the dual role of technology entrepreneur and thought leader. For over 20 years Ms. Mingarelli has worked in the field of political and digital communications and has served in the office of a former Prime Minister of Canada. She has been a Parliamentary witness and a keynote speaker relating to the advancement of young women in politics through her work with Equal Voice: Electing Women in Canada and is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s History Project. She is also on the Board of Directors for Invest Ottawa and an advisor to Women in Cloud, seeking to bring $1 billion in economic access to women-led STEM businesses by 2030. A prolific writer, Ms. Mingarelli has contributed to: The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CBC-Radio Canada and the Hill Times, to name a few. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is cited by Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Ms. Mingarelli is currently writing a book with Forbes about her entrepreneurial journey called: “Operation Good Fortune: Demystifying Wealth and Building a Meaningful Life.”

An expert on the gamification of politics, social engagement and crowdsourcing, Ms. Mingarelli has been an active contributor to events at the White House in Washington, D.C., the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China. She has been named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum for her efforts to improve the state of the world through entrepreneurialism and civic engagement and is one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN. In 2021 she was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Technology by Industry Era Magazine, and in 2023 she was nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Award and the DMZ Women of the Year Award. She’s involved in many youth empowerment initiatives, such as Global Dignity Canada, which she Chairs in Canada. She holds an Honours degree in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University.

Peggy Taillon

Vice-President and Principal

Peggy is a courageous and powerful voice who exemplifies a belief that when we are moving in unison, with shared purpose, nothing is insurmountable.

A passionate advocate for equality and social justice, Peggy brings a relentless drive for better to her many philanthropic and community development pursuits, always committed to inclusion and co-design. She pushes boundaries and believes deeply that inequality is not a natural state and that through leading a renaissance of service that connects all of us to a greater life’s purpose we can build strong resilient nations and a better world for those who come after us.

Peggy has served in senior leadership roles in large complex organizations in health care, business and NGOs; worked with and advised governments at all levels to modernize services for marginalized citizens. Her ability to get at the root of the issue and breakdown what stands in front of the right thing, is legendary. She led the Charter Challenge to Save the Long Form Census, she led Mental Health Reform in Ontario and most recently worked with the harm reduction community to bring Supervised Injection Sites to Ottawa. She always finds a way, and brings others together, especially those with lived experience to get there.

In 2008, Peggy founded the HERA Mission of Canada, a Foundation that supports women leading development projects that empower widows and children in Western Kenya. Through this work, Peggy honors the country where her son Devlin was born and where she fought to change adoption laws in order to bring him home to Canada. CTV’s W5 profiled their journey to become a family and the commitment they have made in Kenya in The Love of a Child which aired in March 2014 — on International Women’s Day. Over 1.2 million viewers across Canada and beyond tuned in or watched online. CTV gave Peggy the Amazing People Award for this moving journey in 2012. She has also been honored with Ontario’s Leading Women, Leading Girls Award, The Mandela Legacy Black History Award and Women Working for Others Award for her commitment to community development in Canada and abroad.

Originally from the small northern Ontario town of South Porcupine, Peggy was educated in Toronto and Ottawa and holds degrees in Social Work, Communications and Law, as well as advanced diplomas in Mediation and Negotiation.