An active arts advocate, Maxine is often invited as a consultant on curriculum development and a writer of mission and policy statements on status of artists, arts in community and education, arts and diversity, and globalization.
She has served on many boards and committees and has been a spokesperson at conferences, policy meetings, and government roundtables.
Some positions Maxine has held are:
Co-founder of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists
National representative for dance to the Board of Governors of the Canadian Conference for the Arts
Co-chairperson of the International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD, now with UNESCO)
Chairperson of Dance Ontario
Juror for the Dora Awards and various arts councils