Last updated Aug 24, 2015
Mario Sergio was appointed as the Minister Responsible for Seniors in February 2013. He was re-elected in the riding of York West in 2011. He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1995.
Mario has served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Consumer and Business Services, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister Responsible for Seniors, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Mario’s service in public office goes back to 1978, when he was first elected to the City of North York Council. He was chair and a member of North York’s Planning Board Committee for 14 years. He also served on Metro Toronto Council — where he was chair of the Metro Transportation Committee — the Public Works Committee, the Metro Toronto Housing Authority, the Metro Toronto Region Conservation Authority and the Canadian National Exhibition Board.
Before he entered politics, Mario was a registered general insurance and real estate broker. At age 21, he started his own general insurance business while working as a life insurance agent. In 1969, he started his own real estate brokerage, which he operated until his municipal election win nine years later.
His community service spans more than 35 years and includes being a founding member of COSTI; member of the York Finch Hospital Board; co-chair of the United Way of North York the Children’s Aid Society and American Public Works Association; director of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association. Mario is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Malta Order of St. John’s.
He has been awarded the title “Cavaliere (Knight) of the Italian Republic” by the President of the Republic of Italy for his work within the Italian community. He has also been recognized by the Region of Calabria with the Golden Lion Award which he received in Rome for the work he has accomplished both in Canada and Italy.
Mario was born in Italy in 1940. He and his wife, Rose, have two sons and four grandchildren.
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