Hon. Consiglio Di Nino (Honorary '13)
For more than five decades Hon. Consiglio Di Nino has been responsible for senior executive positions in a variety of businesses, community organizations, and in the public sector. His involvement in these areas has contributed substantially to the success of two Ontario trust companies (Federal Trust Company and Cabot Trust Company).
In 1979, after 23 years’ experience in the financial sector, Mr. Di Nino, together with a group of other Ontario business persons, founded and presided over Cabot Trust Company and subsequently Cabot Capital Corporation, the trust company’s parent. Under Mr. Di Nino’s stewardship, Cabot Trust grew to a profitable, successful mid-size company, widely respected within the community.
In addition to his business experience, Mr. Di Nino has an extensive background of volunteer commitments to various community service groups. He has served in senior capacities in numerous organizations including: Chairman, Harbourfront Corporation; President, Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association; and President, Scouts Canada, Greater Toronto Region.
For the past 40 years, Mr. Di Nino has been a founder and a major participant in the development of the Villa Charities Inc. This campus consists of an 18-acre parcel of land, containing some of the world’s most successful examples of charitable and not-for-profit programs. The 391 bed Villa Colombo Home for the Aged provides exceptional care for seniors requiring 24 hour permanent nursing care. The 170,000 square foot Columbus Centre delivers social, cultural, recreational and educational services to several thousand participants each year. As past Chairman of Villa Charities Inc., Mr. Di Nino continues to play a major role in the development of this outstanding community organization.
Mr. Di Nino was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1990 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, where he served until his retirement in 2012.
Mr. Di Nino attended SMCS from 1953-55 before withdrawing to support his family. The Di Nino legacy continued when his son, Frank graduated from St. Michael’s in 1980. In 2013, Di Nino was presented with an honorary St. Michael’s diploma.