Applying for a board appointment
How do I apply?
To apply for a board position, you need to complete a secure online application. You may apply for more than one board, but you need to complete a separate application for each position. If the board you are interested in does not have any current vacancies, you can still apply for that board – your application will be kept on file for three years and will be reviewed if any positions on that board become available.
Current board members who are interested in being reappointed to the board must reapply in the same way as new applicants.
If you need assistance with the online application or prefer a paper copy of the application, please contact us at 416-397-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a conflict of interest?
Members of the public who serve on boards of the City's agencies and corporations must ensure that their personal interests do not interfere with their public duties as a board member. As part of the application process, applicants must identify and disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Personal interests may include the potential for personal, professional, or financial gain for board members or someone they are associated with such as family members, employers, or business partners.
Disclosing potential conflicts does not automatically make you ineligible for appointment, but the nominating panel may assess potential conflicts when deciding if it should consider you for appointment to a board.
With very few exceptions, if you are appointed to a City board, you will be required to follow the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and, depending on which board you are appointed to, either:
Reflecting the diversity of our city
City Council recognizes that the people of the City of Toronto are best served by boards which generally reflect the diversity of our community. A voluntary and confidential diversity questionnaire is included in the application form. All applicants are encouraged to self-identify.
The information gathered in the questionnaire will be used to help the City understand if it is achieving its objectives for access, equity, and diversity, and if there is more staff can do to engage residents from across the City and remove any barriers to participation. Self-identified diversity data may be reported in summary form, but the identities of individual candidates will remain confidential.