Application for Appointment to: Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee

About this Application
This application is your opportunity to share why you are a strong candidate for this position. It will be used to determine whether you are selected for an interview. Your responses should demonstrate how your skills and experience fit with the mandate and qualifications of the board, committee, or tribunal for which you are applying.

Privacy Statement
The City Clerk's Office collects personal information on this form under the City of Toronto Act, S.O. 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A s. 136 (c), the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 169, Article II and By-law 1076-2006. The information is used to determine eligibility to serve on the City's boards and to enable City Officials to contact members regarding service on boards and agencies. Questions about collection of this information can be directed to the Manager, Public Appointments, City Clerk's Office, 12th floor, West Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 or by telephone at 416-397-0088. More information is also available in the Public Appointments Privacy Statement.

Part 1 - Contact Information

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Note: By entering your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your application.

*Please enter at least one phone number. required

Part 2 - Board Membership

* 1. Are you a current member of any City of Toronto board, committee, or tribunal?

Part 3 - Eligibility

* 1. All members of the public who apply to serve on the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee must satisfy the following eligibility requirements in order to be selected for appointment:
  • Must be a resident of the city of Toronto;
  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Cannot be a spouse, partner, child or parent of a Member of Toronto City Council;
  • Cannot be a City employee or an employee of a City agency or corporation.
Based on the above criteria, are you eligible for appointment to the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee?

Part 4 - Conflicts of Interest

Members of the public who are appointed to represent the City of Toronto must ensure that their personal interests do not interfere with their public duties as a board, committee, or tribunal member. A conflict of interest arises when your personal interests conflict, or are perceived to conflict, with the interests of the City of Toronto and the agency or corporation you are representing. You are required to disclose any personal interests that may conflict with the interests of this board, committee, or tribunal. Disclosure does not disqualify you from consideration for appointment.
* 1. Do you have any personal interests that may conflict with the interests of the position for which you are applying?

Part 5 - Application Type

* 1. I am interested in serving on the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee as:

Part 6 - Board Qualifications

* 1. Your Interest in this Position
Please tell us about your interest in serving on the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. Why are you interested in this particular opportunity? What do you hope to contribute, and how would you support the work of the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee?
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* 2. Relevant Experiences
What are the relevant experiences that will support you in advancing the mandate and priorities of the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee? This can include lived experience, volunteer experience, boards, professional and/or educational experiences, etc.
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3. Additional Information (optional)
If necessary, please provide any additional relevant information, including lived experience, that is not captured in your previous answers.
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Please only answer questions 4-6 if you are applying on behalf of an organization:
4. Organization Mandate
Briefly describe the mandate of the organization.
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5. Organization Participation
Describe how your participation on the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee will inform the work of your organization, and/or how your organization's work will inform the work of the Committee.
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6. Organization Representation
What are your roles and responsibilities at the organization and how long have you been with this organization?
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Part 7 - Accommodation

* 1. Do you require any accommodations to participate in the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee?

Part 8 - General

* 1. Biography
Please provide a short biography (500 character limit) which gives a brief overview of your background and experience as it relates to this position. Your biography will be made public if you are recommended for appointment. Please note that biographies may be edited by staff for length and clarity.
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* 2. By selecting "I agree," you declare that the information in this application form is true and you understand that:
  • You may be asked to provide photo identification, references, or other information to confirm your identity, eligibility, and qualifications;
  • If you are recommended for appointment, your name and biography will be listed on City Council's agenda which is posted publicly online in advance of its meeting.
3. To help inform our outreach activities, please tell us how you heard about this opportunity:

Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information (Optional)

City Council recognizes that the City of Toronto is best served by boards, committees, and tribunals which generally reflect the diversity of our community.

You are encouraged to complete this confidential diversity questionnaire. This information is used to help the City in achieving its objectives for access, equity, diversity, and reconciliation. The City Clerk's Office will report on the results of these responses in summary form only and will keep the identities of candidates confidential. This information will not be released for any other purpose without your permission.

The City Clerk's Office collects this information in compliance with provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act , the Ontario Human Rights Code, and City Council’s Public Appointments Policy confirmed under By-law 1076-2006.
1. Gender
2. Age
3. Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples
Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples are those who identify as members of First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Inuit or Métis communities in Canada.

Based on this description, do you consider yourself to be an Aboriginal/Indigenous person?
4. Ethnicity/Race
Ethnic/racial groups are defined by race or colour only, not by country of birth, citizenship or religious affiliation.

Please identify which of the following best describes your ethnicity or race:
5. Disability
The term disability covers a broad range and degree of conditions, some visible and some invisible. A disability may have been present at birth, caused by an accident, or developed over time. These include physical disabilities, hearing or vision disabilities, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, chronic illness and mental health disabilities and addictions. A disability may be permanent, temporary or episodic which may result in experiencing disadvantage or barriers to full participation in society.

Based on this description, do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?
2SLGBTQ+ is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities including, but not limited to, two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer.

Based on this description, do you consider yourself 2SLGBTQ+?

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