Leadership Team Applications

Join the TYC 2022-2023 Leadership Team!
 
What am I expected to do?
  • Attend monthly Leadership Team meetings, monthly Cabinet meetings, and the occasional Executive Team meeting
  • Support the TYC’s Working Groups
  • Ensure that the overall direction given from the Cabinet is in line with the TYC’s mission statement, long-term vision and anti-oppressive framework.
  • Collectively lead the development of an annual work plan for the TYC directed by the membership (i.e. identify issues and then take action on them)
  • Play an advocacy and lobbying role on behalf of the TYC (i.e. deputations, speaking to committees, meetings with Councillors, etc.)
  • Remain up-to-date on all TYC-related initiatives and provide support
  • Keep members informed and involved
  • Consistently attend all Cabinet meetings
  • Ensure that the positions taken on by the TYC are consistent within the executive and the entire organization through ongoing communication with all members of the TYC
  • Ensure that all approved TYC initiatives are adequately resourced
  • Support and Working Groups, as interest may arise
  • Make decisions on time-sensitive issues while still ensuring that they are respectful of the mission of the TYC
  • Miss no more than two (2) meetings without prior notice and reason to the Executive Director
 
You are expected to serve a full term from May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023. This commitment will take approximately 3 to 4 hours per week, depending on the role. Meetings typically take place during the evenings and weekends, most often in the TYC Office located at Toronto City Hall. TTC tokens are provided for all transportation related to TYC work. Please note you are required to be between the ages of 13-24 and that this is a volunteer position.
 
Benefits of joining the Executive Team:
  • Gain senior leadership experience
  • Personal development support
  • Learn about City Hall & municipal governance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Meet local decision-makers
Benefits of becoming a Working Group Lead:
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Personal development support
  • Learn about City Hall & municipal governance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to TYC Office
  • Meet local decision-makers
 
2022-2023 Executive Positions Available
 
Director of Equity and Inclusion 
The Director of Inclusion and Equity is responsible for ensuring that the Toronto Youth Cabinet maintains its principles of Anti-Oppression, supporting Leadership Team members with equity-related initiatives, and enhancing the TYC’s capacity to foster equity and inclusion in the City. 

Director of Council Relations
The Director of Council Relations is responsible for building relationships between Councillors and the Cabinet, supporting Working Groups in their relations with Council, reporting to the Executive Team and the membership on the actions of City Council, and furthering the relationship with the Office of the Mayor.

Director of Organizational Development
The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for planning training days, developing civic literacy materials for the membership, preparing presentations on significant civic issues to be delivered at Cabinet meetings.
Director of Public Relations
The Director of Public Relations is responsible for overseeing all of the TYC's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat), developing and executing a digital media strategy, acting as media liaison, maintaining the TYC website, and supporting Working Groups in the promotion of projects and initiatives. Interest in this role will require a portfolio demonstrating experience in managing multiple channels.   

Director of Policy & Advocacy
The Director of Policy & Advocacy is responsible for identifying policy and advocacy issues where TYC can intervene, researching and analyzing City policies and strategies, making recommendations to the Cabinet on policy and advocacy positions.
 
Director of Organizational Development
The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for planning training days, developing civic literacy materials for the membership, preparing presentations on significant civic issues to be delivered at Cabinet meetings. 
Digital Media Strategist
The Digital Media Strategist will work closely with the Director of Public Relations; Working within the organization to identify unmet needs, goals and opportunities for our social media channels and website. The responsibilities for this role can include but are not limited to: reaching analytical goals on social media, maintaining a consistent posting schedule, collaborating with the Director of Public Relations to create a functional website and supporting working group leads with the creation of promotional content. This role will require a time commitment of up to 5 hours per week. 
 
2022-2023 Working Group Lead Positions Available
 
Education Working Group Lead
The Education Working Group strives to connect the Toronto Youth Cabinet with Toronto's school boards in order to develop initiatives to benefit students. In doing so, we endeavour to raise awareness on issues related to youth in education at municipal levels.
Community Safety Working Group
By developing initiatives concerning policing and violence prevention, the Community Safety Working Group strives to create a safer Toronto.
Housing Working Group Lead
Housing Working Group is dedicated to creating effective strategies to build equal opportunity for youth in securing Housing.
Newcomer Working Group Lead
The Newcomer Working Group is dedicated to encouraging the integration, civic participation, and success of newcomer youth in Toronto.
 
Equity & Employment Working Group
The Equity & Employment Working Group works to fight the city's rising rate of youth unemployment. 
 
The Arts, Culture, Development and Community Working Group 
The Arts, Culture, Development and Community Working Group (ACDC) works in collaboration with the programming team of City Cultural Events (CCE) and is dedicated to developing event-specific recommendations and initiatives ensuring that youth have a voice and platform within Toronto’s cultural events.
 
Environment and Climate Action Working Group 
The Environment and Climate Change working group strive to bridge the gap between policy decisions, community action, and youth engagement while empowering the next generation of climate leaders. The working group will foster an open and inclusive space for youth to raise awareness about issues related to the environment and climate change through events, dialogues, advocacy and research activities such as policy briefs. 



 

Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 7, 2022 (11:59pm)