Toronto—St. Paul’s

Phil De Luna is a carbontech innovator and award-winning scientist who works to develop disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada. Phil immigrated to Windsor, ON at the age of five from the Philippines and is proud to now call Toronto his home.

Phil was named to the 2019 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 – Energy list and was a finalist in the $20M Carbon XPRIZE. He was the youngest Director at the National Research Council of Canada where he launched a $57M cleantech program. He is Vice Chair of Carbon Management Canada (CMC), a carbontech non-profit and has done policy work with the OECD and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. He was a Mission Innovation Champion for Canada, an Action Canada Fellow, a Massey College Junior Fellow, a Creative Destruction Lab Mentor and a two-time TEDx Speaker. Phil holds a PhD from the University of Toronto in Materials Science & Engineering where he was a Governor General Gold Medalist.

Phil believes that our leaders should reflect the robust diversity of the people they lead. He is running to bring more diversity to Parliament and more science to politics and he hopes to become the first Filipino-Canadian Member of Parliament elected in Ontario.