We know that our country is stronger and our government and business more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. The Government of Canada's appointment process is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government and business sector as diverse as Canada.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is currently seeking applications from experienced, diverse and talented Canadians who are interested in the following position:
Director (Federal Representative) – Waterfront Toronto
Waterfront Toronto (formally “Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation”) was established in 2001 by the governments of Canada, Ontario and the City of Toronto, to oversee, lead and deliver the renewal and revitalization of Toronto's waterfront. The corporation has a 25-year mandate to transform 800 hectares of brownfield lands on Toronto's waterfront into beautiful, accessible and sustainable mixed-use communities and dynamic public spaces – one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. Waterfront Toronto's authority is outlined in the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act, 2002.
The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of the corporation's business and affairs, including:
- Enhancing the economic, social, and cultural value of the land in the designated waterfront area;
- Developing accessible new waterfront communities that offer a high quality of life for residents and visitors, and promote the use of low-carbon and resilient communities;
- Developing strategic partnerships to attract private sector investment;
- Engaging the community as an active partner in the waterfront's revitalization; and
- Attracting innovative, knowledge-based businesses to the Toronto Port Lands district.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Waterfront Toronto website.
Board Members: $5,000 annual retainer, plus $500 per meeting
Committee Chairs: $7,500 annual retainer, plus $500 per meeting
How to Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2020.
Diversity & Inclusion
Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and visible minorities.
To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application. Moreover, if you are selected for an interview, the following criteria might be assessed:
- Graduation with a degree from a recognized university or college, or acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job related experience;
- Experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Urban planning and development;
- Brownfield remediation;
- Environmental sustainability;
- Climate mitigation and adaptation;
- Supporting vulnerable populations;
- Technology sector and/or media, film, and digital sectors;
- Economic development;
- Development financing;
- Human resources; and
- Implementing complex business strategies and/or comprehensive city-building initiatives, including affordable housing, parks and public spaces, and cultural and recreational facilities.
Experience in the following areas will be considered an asset. If you have experience in any of the following areas, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the asset qualifications in your application.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset:
- Finance, including fund accounting and government financial reporting;
- Accounting, including holding a professional accounting designation;
- Real estate development, including architectural/landscape architecture and residential real estate development;
- Infrastructure and construction;
- Innovation in the areas of information and communications technology, sustainability/environmental, and public policy;
- Government relations; and
- Human resources, public relations, and/or marketing operations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, preference may be given to those applicants who can demonstrate that they meet the following assessment criteria:
- Knowledge of the Toronto waterfront area;
- Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of Waterfront Toronto;
- Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, and the management team;
- Knowledge of effective governance and risk management principles;
- Financial literacy;
- Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, as well as Waterfront Toronto's partners and stakeholders; and
- Superior communication skills, both written and oral.
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the experience requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:
- Sound judgement;
- High ethical standards and integrity;
- Tact and diplomacy; and
- Strategic thinking.
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
In your application, it will be important to confirm that you meet the following requirements:
A person is not eligible to hold office as a board member if he or she:
- is under 18 years of age;
- is an undischarged bankrupt;
- holds a public office to which he or she is elected;
- is an employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada or an agency of Her Majesty in right of Canada;
- is an employee of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or an agency of Her Majesty in right of Ontario; or
- is an employee of the City of Toronto or a local board of the City.
Privacy Notice Statement
The personal information you provide on this application is collected under the authority of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act for the purpose of supporting the identification of, and selection of, individuals to serve on oversight or governance bodies. The information may be used to provide advice to the Minister to fill existing and/or forthcoming vacancies, to establish a roster of qualified candidates and for statistical reporting on diversity and employment equity. Other possible uses and sharing of this personal information are described in Standard Personal Information Bank PSU 919 - Members of Boards, Committees and Councils. Failure to provide this information may result in your application being rejected. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over Infrastructure Canada's handling of your information.
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