Do you have skills and experience you can share? Would you like to give back to your community and get involved with local government?
Transit, housing, libraries, public health, arts and culture, and community centres are vital parts of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. The City of Toronto supports programs and services like these and many more through the work of numerous boards, committees and tribunals, each made up of residents appointed by City Council to play a part in local decision making and help shape their city.
To join a City board, committee or tribunal, you must:
You can apply online any time and your application stays on file for two years.
There are more than 50 boards, committees and tribunals with over 400 public members.
Find out about new opportunities:
The next municipal election is on Monday, October 26, 2026.
You can become a candidate and run to be the next mayor, councillor or school board trustee. At the local level of government there are no political parties. In order to become a candidate, during the nomination period, you need to file a nomination paper, provide identification and pay a filing fee.
To run for mayor or councillor, you must be:
To run for Trustee on any of the four school boards you must be: