Pat Fortini emigrated from Italy to Canada with his parents and sister at the age of six years old. He was first elected to serve on Brampton City Council in 2014, and was re-elected to office in 2018, as Regional Council. Prior to entering municipal politics, Pat was employed as a project contractor for a large firm and later left to establish his own company.
In his capacity as Councillor, Pat has served as the Vice-Chair of Planning & Infrastructure, Member of Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Brampton Senior Citizen Council, Citizen Appointments Committee, Taxicab Advisory, GTAA Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee.
Pat takes a proactive approach to problem solving and has demonstrated leadership, experience and dedication to his community with a strong commitment to helping the residents of Wards 7 & 8. Pat has experienced firsthand the degree of dedication and hard work it takes to be an effective Community Leader and Councillor.
Pat continues to play a significant role participating in events, volunteering, sponsoring and organizing several fundraisers within the community. Over the years, he has sponsored several youth and men's baseball and hockey teams and has donated his time to coaching youth soccer. He has been the Council Representative for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel and has continued to be awarded the Highest Fundraiser & Contributor of Peel Region. Pat is a very strong advocate for several Seniors Affiliated groups in Brampton and is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609.
Pat and his wife Nicole have lived in Brampton for more than 25 years with their daughter Kristen.