About Rob Ford

a few words About Rob

aboutBorn in Etobicoke, May 28, 1969, Mayor Rob Ford learned the importance of community service and political involvement from his father, the late Doug Ford Sr. who served as MPP for Etobicoke-Humber from 1995-99. A strong believer in building better communities, he is a past volunteer at the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, Terry Fox Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mayor Rob Ford’s passion in promoting the positive development of youth and his own experience in playing high school and university-level football is why he spearheaded an initiative to bring back high school football. In 2002, Mayor Ford founded the highly successful Eagles football program at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School in North Etobicoke where he was the Head Coach of the Junior and Senior Teams.

In order to ensure all Toronto youth have an opportunity to play football, he established the Rob Ford Football Foundation which has helped fund football programs at high schools across the City, including Newtonbrook Secondary School, Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, Sir Sanford Fleming Academy, Westview Centennial Secondary School, Forest Hill Collegiate, Eastern Commerce Collegiate, Lester B. Pearson Collegiate and C.W. Jefferys Collegiate. Mayor Ford has also helped ensure youth between 14 and 19 have the opportunity to participate in youth football programs through the summer with the Rexdale Raiders.

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