Call for Nominations to Our Board of Directors

Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit, charitable community organization that works to advance social justice in Toronto to create an equitable and inclusive society for all residents. Our work involves community research and social reporting, sector capacity-building and convening, advocacy and supporting the community development efforts of frontline agencies and place-based grassroots groups.

Board Composition

Social Planning Toronto (SPT) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to the purposes and mission of the Social Planning Toronto. Although Board members do not represent a particular community, constituency, or organization in Board service, the composition of the Social Planning Toronto Board should reflect as much as possible the character and nature of the communities we serve. To that end, the Nominations Committee will apply the following recruitment considerations:

  • People who understand from their personal experience, work, and/or volunteer activity, issues important to vulnerable or marginalized community members
  • People who live, work, or volunteer in all geographic areas of the City
  • People from a variety of professional or sectoral perspectives
  • People who reflect the diverse communities and identities of Toronto

This is consistent with Social Planning Toronto’s commitment to principles of access and equity in its staff, board, committee, and volunteer recruitment.

This year the Nominations Committee is particularly interested in candidates with experience in accounting and human resources.

Individuals who are nominated and agree to stand for membership election to the SPT Board will be committing to a 3-year term. Board members are expected to:

  • Prepare for and attend Monthly Board meetings (3 hours per month)
  • Participate in Committee, Working Group or other Board-related responsibilities (5-7 hours per month)
  • Be a member in good standing at the time of election to the Board and remain so throughout that person’s term of office*

Application Process

Directors are elected by SPT’s membership at the Annual General Meeting for a three-year term. Directors shall be elected in rotation, with one-third of the Board being elected every year.  

Social Planning Toronto’s Annual General Membership Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2020.

Interested individuals may notify Maria Serrano of their interest by email at mserrano@socialplanningtoronto.org and must include:

  • a copy of their CV (attached Word or PDF document)
  • a paragraph describing why the applicant feels they would make a good member of the Social Planning Toronto Board of Directors (200 words maximum)

Application Deadline: August 28, 2020.

 

All nominees will receive an acknowledgement.

 

For further information, please contact:
Maria Serrano, Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1J3
Tel: 416 351 0095 ext. 223 or Fax: 416 351 0107
E-mail: mserrano@socialplanningtoronto.org

 

*Individual membership fees are $25 or $5

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