- Completing the application form
- Conflicts of Interest
- Voluntary diversity questionnaire
- Tips for the application form
Completing the application form
You may apply for more than board. You need to complete a separate application form for each board, and submit your completed application(s) by the deadline.
The application form has been tailored for each board opportunity to include questions relating to the relevant eligibility requirements and qualifications.
To download an application, go to available board opportunities, choose the specific board and then choose the link to the application form for that board.
Other ways of getting application forms are listed under I'm Interested - What Do I Do?
Incumbents who are eligible and willing to seek reappointment, must reapply in the same manner as other applicants.
Conflicts of Interest
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 further.
You should consider whether you have a real or perceived conflict of interest with the board, including any direct or indirect financial interest with the City.
As part of the application process, applicants must identify and disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Potential conflicts of interest may include, but are not limited to, applicants, or their spouses, partners or children:
- currently doing business with, or working as a consultant for the agency or the City
- for appointment to quasi-judicial bodies, being engaged in a business over which the quasi-judicial body has jurisdiction, or
- serving as a lobbyist during the current or previous term of Council on issues affecting the board
Other potential conflicts could include applicants having:
- any interest, direct or indirect, in outstanding litigation involving the City or the board, or
- any tax arrears that remain outstanding to the City beyond the current year, for private or commercial property or business taxes.
If you are appointed to a City board, you will be required to adhere to the provisions of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. This Act can be found on the Province of Ontario's e-laws website.
Voluntary diversity questionnaire
City Council recognizes that the citizens of the City of Toronto are best served by boards which generally reflect the diversity of our community.
A voluntary and confidential diversity questionnaire has been included in the application form. The information gathered in this survey will be used for the purpose of enabling the City to achieve its objectives for access, equity and diversity.
All applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The information provided will not be released for any other purpose without the permission of the person from whom the information is collected.
Self-identified diversity data may be reported on in summary form, but the identities of specific candidates will be kept confidential. This monitoring is to assess how well Council's diversity objectives have been met, and decide what improvements could be made, such as targeted outreach or removing barriers to participation.Back to top