To help prepare yourself in case you are called for an interview, you are encouraged to:
- review the general information about the City's agencies and corporations
- use the related web links from the information on each board to learn more about the business of the board (contact information is included)
- attend board meetings and review agenda material to familiarize yourself with workload demands and challenges facing the board
- read the relevant Codes of Conduct for:
- review the provisions of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, 1990
If you are short-listed, staff will call or e-mail you to give you an interview time.
The nominating panel will ask all candidates the same interview questions.
You will be asked to sign your application form and any other release forms on the day of the interview if you have not already done so (e.g. if you e mail your application, you would sign it at the interview).
On the day of the interview, staff will give the nominating panel the results of any required written tests and any other information the nominating panel requests.
If you are selected for an interview, the nominating panel may ask you for the names of three references. Staff will conduct the reference check and provide the information to the nominating panel on the day of the interviews. Reference information is confidential.
Council's Code of Conduct and Council rules place restrictions on the practice of Members of Council providing references in support of individuals who have applied for a board appointment.
Members of Council are prohibited from providing a reference unless they have had an employment or other relevant relationship (such as that of teacher or volunteer group supervisor) with the person requesting the reference. Other restrictions are described in Section 5.6 of the City's Public Appointments Policy.
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