(The following is in the candidate’s own words)

Julian Fantino

Humble Beginnings

Coming to Canada as an immigrant at the age of 10, and not being able to speak a word of English, Julian worked hard to achieve his success, setting an example for all Canadians that hard work, integrity and dedication to community will always lead to success.

Keeping Families Safe

Julian Fantino has dedicated his life to public service, notably in 40 years of law enforcement – from uniform patrol in Toronto, to Chief of the York Regional Police, to Chief of the Toronto Police, to Commissioner of Emergency Preparedness, to Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police – Julian has always thrived in whatever he set out to do. As Commissioner of the OPP, Julian was responsible for one of North America’s largest police services.

He is the Past President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Past Vice-President at Large of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Chair of the IACP World Regional Office for North America and a member of the Major Cities Chiefs. He has served on the Executive and Foundations Boards as well as a number of committees of the IACP as well as the Past Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Past Chair of the Organized Crime and Aviation Security Committees of CACP. Julian is active with national and local victim rights groups, including long-time support for the Wambak family as an Honorary Member of the the Canadian Crime Victims Foundation.

Building Community Through Sport

Julian has also been involved in the local community going back to the early 1980’s where he supported Minor Hockey in Vaughan. Julian helped launch Metro Junior Blues, a youth program for children who would otherwise not be able to play organized hockey. The program was supported by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also helped launch Rookie League Baseball, another youth program supported by the Toronto Blue Jays supporting children from difficult circumstances in the city to play organized baseball.

Enhancing our Quality of Life

Julian is a strong supporter and active fundraiser for several hospitals, including the Vaughan Health Care Foundation. He currently is on the fundraising committee and served as Co-Chair last year for the highly successful Hospital Gala. Julian continues to support hospitals across the GTA, including the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto General, Princess Margaret, Mount Sinai and Toronto East General.

Julian also supports Hospice Vaughan as Honorary Chair of the most recent fundraiser that provides support for families cooping with life threatening illness or loss. He is the Principle Founder and Honorary Chair of Alternatives, an organization that helps adults with intellectual disabilities across the GTA integrate meaningfully into the community and achieve their personal goals for success. In addition, Julian is a strong supporter of the Special Olympics, through Police Chief fundraising activities.

Julian has been a recipient of numerous awards including the Commander of the Order of Police Forces, the Order of Ontario, St. John’s Ambulance, the Queen’s Commission and the IACP Civil Rights Award.

Caring for Others

Julian is committed to Vaughan’s seniors, demonstrated by his involvement on the Board of Directors of the Villa Leonardo Gambin Long-Term Care facility in Vaughan. He also sits on the Board of Famee Furlane of Toronto and was actively involved in supporting the Abruzzo earthquake relief and the 1976 Friuli earthquake relief efforts.

A family man, outdoorsman and author

Julian has long supported local parishes, including serving as an usher at St. Margaret Mary Church. He was recognized for his contribution to local church groups, having been awarded the Order of St. John and Knights of Malta.

Julian has a love for fishing and the outdoors, and annually supports the Ontario Salmon Derby and sits on the Board of the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows. He co-authored a book entitled “Duty: The Life of a Cop” that highlights his journey from humble roots to top cop.

He is married to Liviana and has two children, Greg and Andrea, and four beautiful grandchildren who all live in Vaughan.

Campaign Office:  3737 Major Mackenzie Dr.

Phone: 855.326.8466



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