Ward 2 and 6 City Councillor Doug Whillans has a proud family tradition of serving the residents of Brampton. His parents, the late Ken and Edna Whillans, were dedicated to their community since moving to Brampton in 1958. Doug shares this same sense of commitment to the Brampton community - he is committed to addressing the issues and advocating for what is important to the residents of Brampton.
Doug was born at the Peel Memorial Hospital and has proudly called Brampton his home for more than fifty years. As a graduate of Central Peel Secondary School, Doug continued his education at Humber College where he obtained a diploma in Horticulture. He applied his knowledge of horticulture as a summer employee for the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and later a full time employee for the City of Brampton, until the mid-1980’s at which time he successfully ventured out into the private sector. Doug was elected to Brampton City Council as City Councillor for Wards 2 and 6 in October 2014.
Doug’s father the late Mayor Ken Whillans and his mother the late Edna Whillans were strong supporters of the Peel Memorial Hospital and Doug continues that commitment as a member of the Campaign Cabinet to raise funds for the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
As the past chair of the Brampton Clean City Committee, Doug continued his passion for preserving the natural environment and protecting it. Brampton has some of the most beautiful parks and naturalized green spaces in Ontario and Doug is committed to maintaining these natural assets for future generations to enjoy.
Doug is committed to providing facilities access to recreational programs important to health and wellbeing of our community. He is a strong advocate for ensuring these important community amenities are available to all residents and age groups. Doug values the opportunities that living in Brampton have provided and he firmly believes in contributing back to our community.
A partial list of Doug’s varied volunteer contributions includes:
- Current Cabinet Member for the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
- Current Committee Member for the City of Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Committee
- Past Chair of the Brampton Clean City Committee and a continuing promoter of their programs
- Past President of Brampton Minor Lacrosse, volunteer for over 20 years
- Recipient of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Merv McKenzie Award for commitment to the development of Lacrosse in Brampton
- Recipient of the City of Brampton Long-term Service Award for volunteering in our community
Doug and his wife Debbie have been married for more than thirty years and together they have raised their children Jake and Carly - who are both graduates of Mayfield Secondary School - in the community they are proud to call home.