Welcome to The Public Appointment Information System for the City of Toronto.

 

Diversity in Public Appointments Dashboard

We ask all applicants for public appointment to complete a voluntary, confidential survey about themselves to help us measure diversity in public appointments. We publish the results here and will update these figures on an ongoing basis.

  • This data reflects 235 current public appointments to 35 boards as of October 7, 2016, and all applications received from the beginning of this term, December 1, 2014, to September 9, 2016.
  • Except where otherwise noted, City-wide demographic statistics are taken from the most current available Census data (2011).
  • The average response rate for each question in the survey was 91%.

Gender

We asked applicants to disclose their gender as Male, Female, Transgender, or Other.

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Female

39.4%

39.6%

52.0%

Male

60.3%

60.4%

48.0%

Transgender

0.1%

0.0%

not available *

Other

0.1%

0.0%

not available *


Age

We asked applicants to disclose their age based on categories used by Statistics Canada. Public appointees to City boards must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

18-24

4.1%

0.9%

7.0%

25-34

23.1%

12.4%

15.8%

35-44

22.4%

19.1%

14.8%

45-54

19.9%

22.7%

15.3%

55-64

19.9%

28.4%

11.6%

65+

10.6%

16.4%

14.4%


Aboriginal Identity

A person is an Aboriginal if he or she is a member of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples of Canada.

We asked applicants, "Based on this description, do you consider yourself to be an Aboriginal person?"

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Yes

1.2%

0.9%

0.8%


Ethnicity/Race

Ethnic/racial groups are defined by race or colour only, not by country of birth, citizenship or religious affiliation.

We asked applicants, "Please identify which of the following best describes your ethnicity or race:"

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Black

8.2%

4.6%

8.5%

Central & South American

2.0%

1.4%

2.8%

East Asian

6.9%

5.1%

14.0%

Pacific Islands

0.0%

0.0%

0.2%

South Asian

13.1%

7.4%

12.3%

South-East Asian

1.7%

0.9%

5.1%

West Asian or Arab

3.0%

1.8%

3.1%

White

61.8%

77.0%

50.2%

Other non-white

3.2%

1.8%

1.8%


Disability

A person with a disability has an ongoing physical, mental, sensory or learning impairment which may result in experiencing disadvantage or barriers to full participation in society.

We asked applicants, "Based on this description, do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?"

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Yes

5.8%

3.6%

12.8%


Sexual Orientation

LGBTTIQQ2S is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and two-spirited.

We asked applicants, "Based on this description, do you consider yourself LGBTTIQQ2S?"

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Yes

8.0%

4.0%

5% - 10% *

* Questions on non-binary gender identity and sexual orientation were added to the Census in 2016 and these results have not yet been released. A 2012 Forum Research poll found that 5% of Canadians identify as LGBT. Previous City of Toronto estimates have been 10%.