Megan Harris Bio:
Megan Harris is a policy, strategic engagement, and communications professional with 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Megan is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Public Safety Transformation Team within the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. In this role, Megan oversees Government’s policing and public safety modernization initiative, Government’s response to the Special Committee for Reforming the Police Act report, implementation of Next Generation 911 and the Safer Community Action Plan, and supports the public safety response to the Cullen Commission report.
Previously, Megan was Assistant Deputy Minister, Communications Operations at Government Communications and Public Engagement providing advice on issues management, crisis communications, and strategic ministry communications. Prior to this, Megan worked in the Crown Agencies Office in the Ministry of Attorney General leading the Provincial Anti-Money Laundering Secretariat and providing oversight to the BC Lottery Corporation and Liquor Distribution Branch. In this role, Megan was responsible for the implementation of recommendations from both German reports, the creation of the province’s anti-money laundering strategy, and led the response to the liquor industry’s Business Technical Advisory Panel (BTAP) report.
Originally from Ontario, Megan spent much of her career in senior engagement, communications and marketing roles with the City of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business, and was a long-time college instructor. In 2011, Megan was recognized as one of “Waterloo Region’s Top 40 Under 40” and was a nominee for the 2010 Rogers Women of the Year Award.