Danielle Takacs

Danielle Takacs

Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Danielle has dedicated herself to public service, particularly helping women, new Canadians and young people achieve fairness, prosperity and opportunity through hard work and perseverance. She has served Brantford in various capacities, being appointed to several city
board positions.

She has travelled to developing countries and has helped to establish schools and social services so that communities have what they need to thrive. This influenced her efforts to help four refugee families relocate to Brant County and Brantford. Her desire to help make the world a better place led her to the
University of Toronto’s Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and then onto the University of Guelph for her Masters.

Encouraging young women to gain the hard and soft skills they'll need to take up leadership roles in the workplace and/or their communities has led to Danielle's support for Equal Voice and speaking at their workshops. Each year, she participates in the U of T Political Science mentorship program and spends a
year with a student sharing work experiences and advice. In 2015, she decided to walk the talk and put her name on a ballot for a seat in the House of Commons representing her home riding of Brantford-Brant. She came back in 2019 and made further inroads. These involvements led to her desire to join the
board of the Mothers Matter Centre in 2020.

For the last ten years, Danielle has chosen the arena of government and public affairs to pay forward the opportunities that have presented themselves to her. In her current position as manager of federal government relations for TD Bank Group, Danielle ensures the bank best serves its clients and employees. She works with government representatives to advance programs for individuals, families and businesses so that they can realize their potential and future success. Her areas of GR focus at the bank can be summarized as D&I focusing on HR, women in leadership, accessibility/PWD and combatting racism.

She is an enthusiastic supporter of Equal Voice and was the inaugural Public Relations/Communications Coordinator for Kiwanis Clubs located between Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. As the current past-president of the Canadian Club of Ottawa, she encourages a wide range of citizens and organizations to participate in the national dialogue to move Canada forward. Other areas of interest are Indigenous relations and creating a strong agricultural supply chain.

She can be reached at danielle.takacs@td.com.




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