Rick Chiarelli was born and raised in College Ward. He grew up in a small business family. Rick and his wife Lida (nee Fiala), who also grew up in College Ward, live in Lynwood with their three daughters. Rick has a B.A. degree in Communications and a B.S.Sc. degree in Economics. He also received his Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. Rick’s interest in local issues is long-standing. He was a young political activist and achieved Province-wide notoriety early on. While still a teenager, Rick became the youngest person elected in Ontario when elected to represent Nepean on school board.
College Ward ( Ward 8 ) is a city ward in Ottawa, Canada’s west end. The ward covers the neighbourhoods of Bells Corners, Qualicum, Graham Park, Leslie Park,Redwood, Kenson Park, Bel-Air Park, Bel-Air Heights, Braemar Park, Copeland Park, Briar Green, Centrepointe, Navaho, City View, Ryan Farm, Meadowlands and Crestview.