Registrar and CEO
David Tsubouchi is the Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Trades. He holds a B.A. from York University, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.D. from Assumption University in Windsor.
Mr. Tsubouchi holds the distinction of being the first Japanese Canadian to have been elected to any position in Canada. In 1988, he was elected as a Councillor for the Town of Markham, serving for 6 years. In 1995, he became the first Japanese Canadian to be elected to a provincial legislature and also to serve as a Cabinet Minister. Mr. Tsubouchi has served as the MPP for Markham for two terms and has held several cabinet posts in the Ontario Legislature including Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Solicitor General, Chair of Management Board and Minister of Culture. Prior to serving in the Ontario Legislature, he served as a Councillor for the Town of Markham for two terms.
Mr. Tsubouchi currently sits on the board of directors for OMERS Administration Corporation (OAC) and he has been appointed as the Honorary Consul General for Mongolia (Toronto). Mr. Tsubouchi has served on many boards of directors including Hitachi Canada, York University, the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, Teranet Income Trust and Markham Stouffville Hospital. He was also appointed as the Co-Chair of the Canada Vietnam Business Council by the country of Vietnam.
Mr. Tsubouchi, as campaign chair, has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations and institutions including Seneca College, George Brown College, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and the Rising Sun Campaign, to assist the victims of tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan.
Mr. Tsubouchi has received numerous awards and honors including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, The Bruce Bryden Award (York University), The Award of Merit From the Japanese Canadian Community, and the Canadian Horse Racing Industry Award of Recognition.
David Tsubouchi has been a key note speaker in distinguished international events taking place in Dubai, Macau, China, Japan and the United States, amongst others. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and colleges on a number of topics including equity, the imprisonment of the Japanese Canadians during WWII, and politics and business development. His memoir, Gambatte was recently published by ECW Press and was nominated for the Speaker’s Book Award.
- Registrar’s Report for Third Quarter of 2016 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for Second Quarter of 2016 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for First Quarter of 2016 – April 20, 2016 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for Fourth Quarter of 2015 – March 10, 2016 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for Third Quarter of 2015 – October 22, 2015 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for Second Quarter of 2015 – August 11, 2015 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for First Quarter of 2015 – April 21, 2015 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report for Fourth Quarter of 2014 – February 24, 2015 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report – November/December 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report – September/October 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– July/August 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– May/June 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– March/April 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– January/February 2014 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report – October/November 2013 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report – September 2013 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– July/August 2013 (pdf)
- Registrar’s Report– June 2013 (pdf)
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