A resident of Markham for more than 52 years, Craig McOuat is the President of McOuat Partnership, a strategic marketing firm specializing in the real estate vertical, including low, mid- and high-rise, multi-family, resort/hospitality, student housing, retirement residences, and purpose-built rental properties. This family-based firm of five siblings has 50 years experience on more than 3,500 residential projects across every province in Canada, 16 U.S. states and several Caribbean countries for Canada’s most prominent builders and developers. His company has won more than 150 awards at the municipal, provincial, national and international levels of marketing excellence and he is particularly proud of having won the Markham Board of Trade’s “Business Employer of Excellence” Award during the critical years of the worldwide pandemic. An Ontario Scholar and Dean’s List student, Craig was educated at the University of Western Ontario graduating in 1993 with an Honours B.A. in English language and literature and the French language. He further completed his studies abroad at university in Nice, France.

Craig is deeply involved in his local community, having served at the highest levels on various foundation boards including Markham Stouffville Hospital and the Varley McKay Art Foundation of Markham. He has chaired innumerable charity dinners, drives and events, and served on countless committees for the same. A deeply committed Freemason, locally Craig has also served as Worshipful Master of both Markham Union Masonic Lodge No. 87 and Brougham Union Masonic Lodge No. 269 and helped Chair both of their Sesquicentennial celebrations in 2007 and 2022. He also served as the Entertainment Chair for Toronto East District Masons for 2013-2017 organizing five successful Black and White Galas. 

Craig and his wife Karen, another long-term Markham resident, continue to reside in Markham just a kilometre away from the hospital where their teenage daughters Ciara and Katelyn were born and where he walks Kaycee, his cavalier King Charles spaniel and constant companion.

In his spare time, he has a deep interest in history, genealogy, running and physical fitness, and he is also a lifelong parishioner of Grace Anglican Church.