• rob ring collingwood council


Without integrity one has no credibility.


Right or wrong, you have to own the decisions you make.


You can never please everybody but you have to put all the cards on the table.


Approach tasks with an open mind and allow for thinking outside the box.

Common Sense

Good old common sense can eliminate a lot of things from your short list.


I’m not stranger to playing leadership roles at home, in the community and at work.

My Collingwood Life

robert ring collingwood & family

Dedicated Family Man

I am a lifelong Collingwood resident who “Cares” and is “Hometown Proud”.

My three sisters and I grew up in a house on Cedar St., near 2nd St., under the watchful eyes of our late parents, Grace and Ken Ring.

My wife Liz and I have been married for forty-nine years and we raised three children, Christa, Robert Jr. (late), and Douglas. We also have five amazing grandchildren, Savannah, Dreydon, Damian, Kale and Akacia.

My Working Life

Like so many other locals in 1972, I began my working career at the Collingwood Shipyard where I became a certified welder. I remained in “The Yard” until its closure in September 1986.

I then secured jobs as a Maintenance Welder at the General Tire plant in Barrie, a contractor at Lloyd Contracting in Collingwood and in 1992 I joined Alcoa Wheel Products in Collingwood as an Industrial Millwright, which morphed into Maintenance Lead Hand.

With the closing of Alcoa in 2007, I was hired by TRW in Midland as an Industrial Millwright but soon became the TRW Maintenance Department Foreman.

On November 1, 2018 I retired.

robert ring collingwood working life
Rob Ring, Collingwood, ON, Canada, Town Council

My Community Service

Volunteering has always been been a passion of mine, with being involved in Minor Hockey at the top of the list. I began coaching in Collingwood Minor Hockey in 1976. Within two years I was elected to the Executive of the CMHA where I remained for the next seventeen years.

I then moved to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) as an Area Convenor. Between 1998 and 2022 I held a position on the OMHA Board of Directors and became the association’s longest serving President. I retired from the OMHA as the Immediate Past President in June 2022.

Linked below is an extensive PDF list of other sports clubs and community organizations to which I have been of service.

Awards & Achievements

In my youth I had a lot of fun playing baseball, football and hockey in Collingwood and managed to win two Ontario Hockey Championships while representing the town.

I can assure you, I am very proud and appreciative to be blessed with numerous local and provincial awards and recognitions, but two that sit at or near the top are the Order of Collingwood and my induction into the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame, both in 1996.

An extensive Awards & Recognitions list PDF file is linked below.

Robert Ring Collingwood Awards

My Agenda


  • Do everything possible to create more affordable housing
  • Push hard for a new hospital as quickly as possible
  • Use constituents taxation money wisely
  • Maintain and ensure essential services
  • Support cost efficient infrastructure while maintaining and upgrading our roads, sidewalks, trails, fresh water and waste water systems
  • Lobby and attract more business and industry, with higher paying jobs
  • Support completion of a self sufficient Grain Elevator restoration


  • Will be a good listener
  • Will not support change just for the sake of change
  • Insist that projects are affordable and make sense
  • Make Collingwood’s best interest my top priority
  • Do my due diligence and strive to make informed decisions
  • Make good decisions on behalf of the citizens who elected me
  • Won’t make promises I can’t keep

Get in touch

Please feel free to email me using the form below. I care and I will respond accordingly.

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    Get in touch

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