Why Join Pride Toronto?

Pride Toronto continues a legacy that is deeply intertwined with the rich, progressive history of Toronto’s queer community. From a small gathering of dedicated activists fighting for their right to love and be seen, to the vibrant celebration it knows today, Pride Toronto has been a long time in the making. You will be part of the ever-growing team to bring Pride to Toronto, in every beautiful form that Pride takes!

In addition, Pride Toronto offers:

  • Be part of a high-performing team where Pride is their passion and continue to benefit the Pride Movement in Toronto.
  • The ability to maintain a work-life balance with the flexibility to take mid-day appointments and flex hours.
  • Participate in hard-skill development workshops as well as lunch and learns.
  • Access to leadership and growth opportunities as the company grows.
  • Access to Pride Toronto’s Group Health Benefits Plan and RRSP/TFSA Program. 

Pride Toronto is seeking a maximum of seven (7) individuals for its Board of Directors to help lead the organization. The Director role is an unpaid, volunteer position and requires an average 10-15 hour commitment per month (higher in May and June). Individuals will be elected at Pride Toronto’s Annual General Meeting in January 2024. The following are vacant board seats and their terms:

  • Five (5) vacant seats that serves a three (3) year term
  • One (1) vacant seat that serves a two (2) year term
  • One (1) vacant seat that serves a one (1) year term

We are recruiting people who support the mission, vision, and values of the organization and are passionate about serving the 2SLGBTQI+ community in Toronto and beyond. Pride Toronto supports our communities in the pursuit of our unequivocal rights to be known, be heard, be understood, be accepted, be respected, and to celebrate the beauty of who we are. 

It is critical that Pride Toronto’s Board of Directors represents the diversity of our community and we strongly encourage individuals from historically marginalized communities to apply.

Pride Toronto specifically welcomes applications from Two-Spirit, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, Women, older 2SLGBTQI+ adults, Trans / Non-binary people, 2SLGBTQI+ people with disabilities, youth over the age of 18, and individuals with accounting/financial management experience. We are also looking for demonstrated experience in the following areas:
  • Legal/Governance
  • Artist, Community, Government, and Stakeholder Relations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising

Previous Board Experience is an Asset, and We Recognize Lived Experience as a Valuable Attribute.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application found here no later than 9:00 AM EST, on November 13th, 2023. Only completed applications will be considered. We will be conducting interviews from November 20th – November 24th, 2023. Candidates will be provided various options for participating in the interview for equitable access, such as a phone-based interview and/or a virtual video conferencing interview. Nominees will be notified of their status on December 08, 2023.

Any candidate who applies and is not recommended or interviewed by the committee through this process may still run for membership on the Board with the signed support of ten (10) members of the organization, which must be submitted to recruitment@pridetoronto.com by January 15th, 2024.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment process. Please contact recruitment@pridetoronto.com if you require any accommodations. For any applicants that require any assistance, please let us know at least 5 days in advance.

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