Doug Ford is the son of late MPP Doug Ford Sr. and brother of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Doug and his wife Karla have four beautiful daughters. Doug and the Ford family have been life long residents of Etobicoke, where they have been highly involved members of their community.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Doug has always worked to give back to the community that he calls home. He is always ready to give a helping hand and will gladly listen to any concern. He was a member of the Toronto West Rotary Club for over twenty years, serving as Treasurer, Vice President and eventually as President. For his service, Doug was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest award bestowed to a Rotarian for outstanding service to the community. The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” is one that the Ford family has always lived by.
- Founder and Past President of the Toronto Fall Fair (Rotary Centennial Park)
- Coached Martin Grove Baseball for five years and sponsored over 40 years.
- Coached five years Etobicoke Soccer and sponsored for over 20 years
- Board Member of Day Care Visiting for Seniors
- Volunteer for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
- Donor to hundreds of non profit organizations throughout the city every year
Doug Ford is the President of Deco Labels & Tags and employs 250 people in Toronto, Chicago and New Jersey. Under the leadership of the Ford brothers, Deco is committed to being one of the premier label companies in the printing industry. Doug works with suppliers and staff to achieve the most cost effective method to deliver their products to customers on a consistent basis, without sacrificing quality or service. Deco remains at the forefront of technological advancements in order to consistently lead in the label industry.
In 1999 Doug opened Deco’s first U.S. division in Chicago. In the first 5 years Deco’s Chicago business grew significantly and they moved four times to larger facilities. In 2008 Doug purchased a failing company in N.J. and successfully turned it into one of Deco’s most vibrant locations, where they are currently experiencing tremendous growth. His keen business instincts, dedication to excellence and desire to serve his community are all part of the attitude that Doug Ford brings to City Hall as Councillor for Ward 2.