Ontario’s Minister of
Conservation and Parks

David Piccini is Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South.

David formerly served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Colleges & Universities where he worked on key files, such as the Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework. He also served on Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, a position he held from 2018-2021.

With 8 years of experience in Government, David began his career with the Federal Public service, first as an International Market Analyst at Agriculture Canada, then as a Policy Advisor at Service Canada. Following his time in the public service, David then took a position in the Office of the Minister of International Trade, working with the Honourable Ed Fast, where he contributed to key trade files, including the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement.

In 2015, David was invited to join the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where he provided strategic advice on policy, business and operational issues for the Royal College’s international activities. He oversaw and supported the development and implementation of critical project around the globe.

While at the Royal College, David helped found the Canadian International Health Education Association (CIHEA), a nationally incorporated non-profit trade association driving health care innovation through global partnerships. CIHEA brings together universities, colleges, health science centres and businesses across Canada involved in health care professions, training and health initiatives. Notably, David successfully led one of Canada’s largest healthcare trade missions to the Gulf region in early 2018.

David lives in Port Hope with his fiancé and dogs Max & Lena, where he grew up and remains an active member of his community