Rick Daines was born in Windsor, Ontario and attended high school in Toronto. Rick has been married for 22 years and has 3 children ages 23, 21 and 19 years. Rick attended Mohawk college where he earned his diploma with honours in a condensed 2-year Police Foundations program. He had a 12 -year career as a Police Constable with the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police. As someone who always strives for improvement, Rick successfully completed several training courses while Policing such as Domestic Violence and Sexual assault investigator. He was also a member of COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) Peel, which is a program where Police officers work closely with nurses whereas both have specialized training in handling mental health crisis situations.
While Policing in northern Ontario, Rick spent several multi-week durations on northern fly-in First Nation reserves.
Rick left his policing career in 2015 to partner with his wife Teresa operating a high-volume grocery store as well as several rental properties.
Rick is an individual who takes great pride in living a life of honesty and integrity. He is hard working and strives to succeed in all areas in his life and to be a positive role model for his community and he actively seeks challenges for personal growth.