Michael Tibollo



For over 30 years, Michael Tibollo has been a strong advocate for the people of Vaughan-Woodbridge. Among his many accomplishments, Tibollo is a distinguished lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Prior to taking office, Minister Tibollo volunteered as a certified addictions counsellor, and advocated for Caritas – a residential therapeutic community seeking to provide high-quality care for those living with mental health and addictions challenges.

Minister Tibollo proudly serves the people of Ontario in his role as the province’s first Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, and is looking forward to creating a connected system of care with comprehensive wraparound services, so that every Ontarian can be fully supported in their journey towards mental wellness. An avid sports fan, Tibollo holds a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Taekwondo. He has applied his experience while volunteering with the META Centre – an organization that assists physically and developmentally-challenged adults in living better, more enriched lives.

Always eager to pursue his passion for learning, Minister Tibollo is currently pursuing his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Addictions and Concurrent Disorders, through the University of Southern California. Minister Tibollo is also fluent in five languages, including English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

Tibollo has received numerous awards for his community involvement, including:

• 2018: Masters Certification from the World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon – Seoul, South Korea.

• 2017: CHIN Radio/TV International, CHIN Radio/TV International Salutes Canada 150 with ethno-cultural honourees who have enriched and helped build a strong and vibrant Canadian society.

• 2015: Order of the Republic of Italy, Knight.

• 2013: National Congress of Italian Canadians – Toronto District, Order of Merit

• 2012: Queen’s Jubilee.

• 2009: Government of the Province of Foggia, Italy, Humanitarian Award.

• 2005: Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, Professional
Excellence Award.

• 1997: Government of Canada 125 Medal, Recipient.