Tobias Enverga

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The Honourable
Tobias C. Enverga
Senator for Ontario
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
TCDSB Trustee for Ward 8
In office
December 1, 2010 – September 5, 2012
Preceded by Oliver Carroll
Succeeded by Garry Tanuan
Personal details
Born (1955-12-02) December 2, 1955 (age 61)
Political party Conservative

Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. is a Canadian senator representing the province of Ontario.

School Trustee[edit]

He served as a school trustee on the Toronto Catholic District School Board until his appointment to the Senate and was the first Filipino-Canadian elected to public office in the city of Toronto.

He was co-chair of the Asian Heritage Month Celebration for the Greater Toronto Area and was previously a director of the Canadian Multicultural Council - Asians in Ontario. He founded the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation and is a former president of the Philippine Independence Day Council. He was awarded the Queen's 60th Diamond Jubilee in 2012.


Enverga was appointed to the Senate of Canada on September 6, 2012, where he sits as a Conservative.

At the time of his appointment, he was a project manager at the Bank of Montreal, where he has worked for more than 30 years.[1]

Committee Assignments[edit]

He is currently a member of the following committees:

  • Aboriginal Peoples (APPA)
  • Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans (POFO)

He was previously a member of the following committees:

  • Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO)
  • Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (RPRD)
  • Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI)

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Toronto and was born in the Philippines. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Letran College in the Philippines, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Computer Studies Certificate from Centennial College.

Electoral Record[edit]


2010 Toronto election
Catholic District School Board
Trustee – Ward 8
Candidate Votes  %
Tobias Enverga 2,596 22.04%
Carol Williams 2,560 21.73%
Tom De Luca 1,460 12.39%
Paul Del Grande 1,371 11.64%
Theresa Pastore 1,365 11.59%
Leo Ng 1,336 11.34%
Benedict Aguiar 1,091 9.26%
Total 12,652 100%


  1. ^ "1st Fil-Canadian senator appointed". ABS-CBN News. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.