Ryan Turnbull was elected as the Member of Parliament for Whitby in 2019, and re-elected in 2021. He has been a member of various parliamentary committees, groups, and associations, including the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Passionate about serving others, Mr. Turnbull is committed to making a difference for people in his community and all Canadians. He entered politics to support the development of innovative policies and solutions to address today’s toughest challenges and improve people’s lives. Since then, he has been a strong voice for building a sustainable economy and supporting resilient communities. He has strongly advocated for increased food security, better public transit and infrastructure, climate action, and improved access to affordable housing, among other issues.
Previously, Mr. Turnbull taught, developed curriculum, and oversaw research at a number of post-secondary institutions, including Carleton University, St. George’s University of London (United Kingdom), Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University), and Durham College. He also taught corporate social responsibility at the Ted Rogers School of Management for several years.
In 2008, Mr. Turnbull founded a management consulting company, where he has worked with non-profits, charities, and entrepreneurs that advanced a social or environmental cause. He is recognized as a leader in social innovation, sustainable finance, systems change, and collective impact, all of which are new approaches to address complex issues ranging from poverty to homelessness, racism to gender equality, and food security to climate change.
Mr. Turnbull holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Carleton University.