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 on a quarterly basis.

  • This data reflects 5459 active applications received since the beginning of this term, December 1, 2014, and 317 current public appointments to 42 boards and committees as of July 7, 2017. A complete list of the boards and committees included is at the bottom of this page.
  • Changes to the diversity of City boards since the last quarterly update in April 2017 include:
    • Female appointees have increased from 42.1% to 44.4%
    • Appointees who identify as black has increased from 5.1% to 6.1%
    • Appointees with a disability have increased from 6.1% to 7.3%
    • Appointees who identify as LGBTTIQQ2S from 6.4% to 7.6%

Gender

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

 

Applicants

Appointees

City-wide

Female

40.9%

44.4%

52.0%

Male

58.8%

55.3%

48.0%

Transgender

0.2%

0.0%

not available *

Other

0.2%

0.3%

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

4.2%

0.3%

7.0%

25-34

24.6%

12.8%

15.8%

35-44

22.2%

19.0%

14.8%

45-54

19.2%

28.3%

15.3%

55-64

19.0%

25.2%

11.6%

65+

10.7%

14.5%

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

1.1%

1.4%

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

8.9%

6.4%

8.5%

Central & South American

1.7%

0.7%

2.8%

East Asian

6.4%

4.6%

14.0%

Pacific Islands

0.0%

0.0%

0.2%

South Asian

14.3%

7.8%

12.3%

South-East Asian

1.2%

0.7%

5.1%

West Asian or Arab

3.1%

1.1%

3.1%

White

60.7%

76.3%

50.2%

Other non-white

3.6%

2.5%

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

6.3%

7.3%

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%

7.6%

5% - 10% *


Notes on this data

  • With the exception of sexual orientation, City-wide demographic statistics are taken from the most current available Census data (2011).
  • 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%.
  • The average response rate for each question in the survey was 91%.


Boards and Committees included in the Diversity Dashboard

  • Administrative Penalty Tribunal (new)
  • Board of Health
  • Build Toronto
  • Civic Theatres Toronto
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Exhibition Place
  • George Bell Arena
  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee
  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority Consultative Committee
  • Heritage Toronto
  • Lakeshore Arena
  • Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena
  • Leaside Memorial Community Gardens Arena
  • McCormick Playground Arena
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan
  • Moss Park Arena
  • North Toronto Memorial Arena
  • PortsToronto (Toronto Port Authority)
  • Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers
  • Rooming House Licensing Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner
  • Sign Variance Committee
  • Ted Reeve Community Arena
  • Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee (formerly known as the Disability, Access, and Inclusion Advisory Committee)
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board
  • Toronto Civic Employees' Pension and Benefit Fund
  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto Licensing Tribunal
  • Toronto Local Appeal Body
  • Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council
  • Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
  • Toronto Parking Authority
  • Toronto Police Services Board
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Waterfront Toronto
  • William H. Bolton Arena
  • Yonge-Dundas Square