Marjorie R. Taylor (nee Brownie) was born in Jamaica, West Indies and immigrated to Canada in November of 1969, first living in East York, Thornhill and in Brampton since mid-1981. She received her education in Jamaica at Manning's School in Savanna-la-mar (Westmoreland), Duff's Business College (Kingston) and in Toronto, Canada at Ryerson (Human Resources), and Wycliffe College (Dip. in Lay Ministry).
Marjorie has always combined continuing education with her "calling" to volunteer while raising her family and has consistently volunteered in some capacity since before her high school years - in her church, in her places of employment and in the community. She has been active in numerous community organizations such as the United Achievers’ Club of Brampton (a member for 25+ years) serving in various capacities including that of President (2006 to 2008), as Chair of the Celebrity Chef – Men Who Cook and currently, as Trustee – Communication.
Marjorie served on the board of the Kiwanis Club for several years before she became the president from October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2015. Marjorie is currently an active team member who team leads the ‘Staples: Back to School Supplies’ initiative.
Marjorie has volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division) since 1993 and is an active member of Christ Church, Brampton (since 1982), where she serves on the Altar Guild, is a Eucharistic Lay Assistant, sings in the choir and when called upon, is an amateur actor in Christ Church presentations. Marjorie also currently serves on the Osler Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), the Peel Regional Police Black Advisory Committee and on the Chief’s Advisory Panel of the Brampton Fire & Emergency Services. She enjoys writing and has produced the Scholarship & Recognition Awards Program brochure for the United Achievers’ Club since 2000.
Marjorie's employment history included that as an employee with the Metropolitan Toronto Library, Women’s College Hospital and Peel Memorial Hospital. As of the Fall of 2007, Marjorie retired from her work life though she continues her activities as a community leader, advocate, and volunteer.
Marjorie has been the recipient of several awards such as the Mission Marathon Award (Women’s College Hospital for staff going above and beyond the call of duty), a finalist for the Zonta Women of Achievement Awards (November 2007), the Kiwanis Club of Brampton Community Service Award (2009), United Achievers’ Club - Member of the Year Award (2001, 2002,2006), Spelling Bee of Canada Certificate of Recognition (2008), Helping Hands for Good - certificate of recognition (2012), the Ontario Government Volunteer recognition award for community service, a Canadian Cancer Society Certificate of Recognition for 25 years of service, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (October 2012), in 2014 The H. Franklin Parker Award in recognition for ”extraordinary service and dedication to the community”, the 2015 Brampton Citizen of the Year (awarded in May 2016), the 2019 "Mayor’s Making Black History – Legacy Award" in recognition for outstanding contributions towards the City of Brampton, the 2019 Excellence Awards – Heritage Award – presented by Afro-Global Television and 2020 honoree of the 100 ABC (Accomplished Black Canadian) Women, 2019/2020 Brampton Long-Term Citizens’ Award for 25 years of service to the community.
Marjorie is the mother of three sons. She takes great satisfaction in being of service to others in need.