Residents of Osgoode Ward 20 first elected George Darouze to Ottawa City Council in October 2014. He was re-elected for a second consecutive term in 2018 and third term in 2022.
George immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in 1990 and has lived in the Ottawa area since that time. He and his wife Sue quickly became comfortable with the rural Ottawa lifestyle and decided Greely was the best place to raise their two sons, John and Tony. George and his family are all proud to call Ottawa home.
George is fluent in English, French and Arabic. He has a degree in Telecommunications from ALBA University and has pursued Continuing Education in the subject of electronic training in voice/data and wireless communication sales.
Before being elected to office, George held a number of managerial positions with telecommunications companies, including Eastern Region Sales Manager for Worldlynx Wireless, and Director of Business Development for the Ottawa-Toronto Region for Smart Cell Communications.
George has held positions with community groups, such as Social Director and President with the Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club (OCSTC). As Club President, he was the representative on a committee to refurbish the Osgoode Pathway into a multi-use 21-kilometre recreational pathway. While leading the OCSTC, the organization received Provincial, Canadian and North American “Club of the Year” awards. In 2011, George was personally awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. Furthermore, his passion for snowmobiling included him joining the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Board of Governors as the District 1 Governor.
George’s volunteer work was also recognized in 2011 when he received the Osgoode Ward Community Volunteer Award, and in 2012 when he became a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient.
Due to his extensive work championing Ottawa Paramedic Services through Community and Protective Services Committee during his first term as Councillor, the Ontario Paramedic Association presented him with an Appreciation Award in 2017.
George always encourages a close-knit community, sustainable rural economy, and high-quality rural life within the City of Ottawa.