The City of Toronto Citizen Remuneration Policy (PDF 20 Kb) is based on a number of key principles that largely reflect those used by the federal and provincial governments for citizen appointments. Under these principles, an element of public service is implied in any citizen appointment. Payments to citizen appointees are not intended to be equal to the value of services rendered, nor are they intended to be competitive with the appointee's usual occupational compensation.
Members of Council do not receive additional remuneration beyond their salaries for serving on a City agency, board, commission or corporation.
The City's Remuneration Policy stipulates that remuneration is paid only when the board operates in a business environment (corporations), where a payment is required by legislation (some service boards), when duties are adjudicative in nature and time commitment is substantial (quasi-judicial), and for specific financial expertise (fund investments).
Expense and Travel Reimbursement Policy
Under the City of Toronto Expense and Travel Reimbursement Policy (PDF 20 Kb), City boards may reimburse members for expenses. The Policy sets out some guidelines to follow should a board decide to reimburse certain expenses within the context of the board's activities and budget.
Rates of remuneration
- Annual rates of board remuneration (PDF 30 Kb)