Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Board of Directors Application Invitation
Toronto Community Housing Corporation's
Board of Directors Application Invitation
Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Council invite applications from residents of Toronto to serve on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). TCHC is a business corporation wholly owned by the City of Toronto and is the largest social housing provider in Canada – home to 164,000 tenants in 58,500 units across Toronto. Completed applications must be received by the City Clerk's Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011.
General Information about the
City of Toronto Public Appointments Process
for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Council invite applications from residents of Toronto to serve on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(TCHC). TCHC is a business corporation wholly owned by the City of Toronto and is the largest social housing provider in Canada – home to 164,000 tenants in 58,500 units
across Toronto. Its operating budget is over $600 million and assets are valued in excess of $2 billion.
Seven Board positions are being considered at this time. Other members of the Board include the Mayor's designate, 3 other City Councillors and 2 tenants. Board members
will be expected to attend monthly board meetings and serve on committees of the Board.
What are the Qualifications?
In addition to the general eligibility requirements set out in the Public Appointments Policy, members should collectively bring the following skills and expertise to the
committee in one or more of the following areas:
- knowledge of the social housing area
- housing advocacy
- community development
- business management
- understanding of corporate governance responsibilities
- organizational development
- labour relations
- legal aid experience
- social services for hard to serve tenants
- qualified accountant or comparable financial management expertise.
Candidates for Chair of the Board should also have corporate board experience and be capable of leading a Board with varied perspectives, being a TCHC spokesperson and an
effective advocate for housing.
Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for appointment you must be:
- a resident of Toronto, and
- at least 18 years old (the age of majority in Ontario).
You are not eligible if you are:
- a relative of a Member of Council
- spouse, in a marital relationship, child or parent - other relatives may be
considered for appointment, including siblings and their children and in-laws.
- staff of the City or its agencies, boards, commissions and corporations (ABCCs),
- exception: staff of the City or its ABCCs may be nominated by the City to serve on external boards, if the board eligibility allows it.
- on another City board at the same time: exceptions
- Business Improvement Area board members may also serve on one other City board; and
- you can be appointed to a City board and also be a City nominee to one external board or committee to which City Council recommends appointments.
How do I Apply?
- download information and an application from the City website:
- pick up an application kit at City Clerk’s Secretariat Offices at Toronto City Hall
or the Etobicoke, North York or Scarborough Civic Centres;
- call 311 (TTY 416-338-0889) for information or to ask for a kit by mail.
Complete the application and voluntary diversity questionnaire.
Return the completed application form to the City Clerk’s Office by the deadline –
4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011.
mail or deliver to:
City Clerk’s Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West,
12th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
Attention: Civic Appointments Team
fax to 416-392-2980 Attention: Margaret Sexton
Late applications are not eligible, so please get your application in on time.
To prepare in case you are called for an interview, you are encouraged to look at the
general information about the Board at: www.toronto.ca/publicappointments/opportunities.htm
Consider yourself thanked - we appreciate every application because it means you care
and want to make a difference.
What’s the Deadline?
Your application must be received at the City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on
Friday, April 15, 2011.
Only applications received in the prescribed form by the deadline are eligible.
Late applications may not be considered.