2022 Call for Nominations to Our Board of Directors

Social Planning Toronto (SPT) is a nonprofit, charitable community organization that works to advance an equitable, inclusive, and accessible Toronto shaped by the diversity of its residents and rooted in social and economic justice. Our work challenges inequity in our city  through knowledge generation, debate, civic engagement, advocacy, and collaboration  to spark social and policy change. 

The Opportunity 

SPT is currently seeking 3 volunteers to join its 15-member volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to working towards social and economic justice, a more equitable Toronto, and the mission and values of the organization. The candidates ideally have lived experience of racialization, racism and/or other forms of social and economic marginalization, as well as one or more of the following areas of expertise: 

  • governance experience (preferably in the nonprofit sector) 
  • considerable experience in the nonprofit sector 
  • expertise in equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression 
  • nonprofit financial planning expertise (with nonprofit resource development experience an asset) 

We strive to have a Board that reflects the full diversity of the city, including people who come from neighbourhoods across all of Toronto. We welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, people of colour, women, living with a disability, and/or living with low-income. Candidates must either live, work, or volunteer in the City of Toronto and be 18 years of age or older.  

 Individuals who are nominated must agree to stand for membership election to the SPT Board. Board members are expected to: 

  • commit to 58 hours per month for a 3-year term; 
  • prepare for, attend, and fully participate in Board meetings, Board committee meetings, Working Group meetings, or other Board-related responsibilities; and 
  • participate in virtual and in-person meetings (currently the Board is meeting virtually). 

The Process 

Interested individuals can notify Maria Serrano of their interest by email at mser[email protected] and must include: 

  • a copy of their CV (attached in a Word or PDF document), and 
  • a paragraph or two describing why you are interested, how you can contribute to the SPT Board of Directors, and anything you want to highlight about yourself and your experience related to the SPT Board recruitment priorities identified above (200 words maximum). 

Deadline: Thursday, July 21, at 11:59 p.m. Candidates who are a good fit with our work will be contacted for an interview with our Nominations Committee, to be held the week of July 25-29.  

The Nominations Committee and current Board of Directors will recommend candidates for the 2022–2023 Board of Directors based on the needs of the organization at this time. Those candidates will be presented to the membership in advance of our Annual General Meeting in September. Members attending the AGM will vote to approve the slate of candidates proposed by the Board. 

All nominees will receive an acknowledgement.  
 

For further information, please contact:
Maria Serrano, Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto
416 351 0095 ext. 223
416 300 6068 (cell)
[email protected]

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