Call for Nominations: Social Planning Toronto Board Members

Social Planning Toronto is an incorporated and registered non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to:

  • independent social planning and community development,
  • social research and policy analysis,
  • community education and advocacy, and
  • the development and coordination of human services.

SPT is governed by a 15-person, volunteer Board of Directors elected by its individual community and organizational membership at the Annual General Meeting.

We currently have 2 vacancies on our Board of Directors and are seeking nominations to fill those vacancies—one for a term that runs until May 2019, and another that runs until May 2021.

The Board is particularly interested in candidates from the inner suburbs, from racialized communities, with lived experience of poverty, and with board governance experience.

All SPT Board members serve as individuals committed to the purposes and mission of SPT and to the important role of independent community social planning in helping to shape the quality of life for all of Toronto’s residents. Although Board members do not represent any particular community, constituency, or organization in Board service, the composition of the SPT Board should reflect as much as possible the character and nature of our community. To that end, in recruiting candidates for nomination to the Board, the nominations committee will consider representation from:

  • people of colour and people from racialized communities in the city;
  • people from diverse ethnic identities, cultural traditions, and backgrounds;
  • people who understand—from their personal experience, work, and/or volunteer activity—issues important to vulnerable or marginalized community members (e.g., disability, sexual orientation, income, and age);
  • people who live, work, or volunteer in all geographic areas of the city;
  • people from a variety of professional or sectoral perspectives (e.g., labour, business, public service, social entrepreneurship, faith communities, academia, and social justice movements); and
  • people from various gender identities.

Board members will agree to attend monthly two- to three-hour Board meetings and to contribute an additional two to three hours a month to an SPT committee or task group, or other Board-related volunteer work. Nominees for the SPT Board must be members in good standing throughout that person’s term of office.

Interested individuals may submit their candidacy or nominate others to the SPT Board by completing the nomination form and submitting it by October 12, 2018, to:

Maria Serrano
Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto – 2 Carlton St., Suite 1001, Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1J3
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 416-351-0107

All nominees will receive an acknowledgement.


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