City of Toronto

Application for Appointment to: Administrative Penalty Tribunal (APT2)

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.

We are not accepting supplementary materials (e.g., resumes, CVs, letters) with applications. Please use Part 5 of the application to discuss your qualifications. When answering questions, you must stay within the character limits where indicated.

Please send your completed form by email to appoint@toronto.ca or by mail to Public Appointments Secretariat, City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 12th Floor, West Tower, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2.


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

Salutation:
First Name:   Last Name:  
E-Mail Address:
Please enter at least one phone number.

Home Address

Street # Street
Unit/Appt # City Province
Postal Code Country

Mailing Address (if different from Home Address)

Street # Street
Unit/Appt # City Province
Postal Code Country P.O.Box

Part 2 - Eligibility

* 1. All members of the public who apply to serve on the Administrative Penalty Tribunal 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 Administrative Penalty Tribunal?
* 1a. If you answered "No", please explain why you may not be eligible:
* 2. Public members of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal cannot act as agents for applicants before the Administrative Penalty Tribunal and other City administrative tribunals (e.g., the Committee of Adjustment, the Compliance Audit Committee, the Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers, the Rooming House Licensing Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, the Sign Variance Committee, the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, the Toronto Local Appeal Body, etc.) and would be required to resign from the tribunal before doing so. Do you plan to act as an agent for applicants before the Administrative Penalty Tribunal or do you currently act as an agent for applicants before other City administrative tribunals?
2a. If yes, please describe your involvement as an agent for applicants before City administrative tribunals (your role, time period when involved, other details, etc.).
* 3. Public members of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal cannot act as agents for applicants or individuals appearing in Provincial Offences Court. Do you currently act as an agent for applicants or individuals appearing in Provincial Offences Court?
3a. If yes, please describe your involvement as an agent for applicants or individuals before Provincial Offences Court (your role, time period when involved, other details, etc.).

Part 3 - Availability and Time Commitment

* 1. The Administrative Penalty Tribunal opportunity requires a substantial time commitment from public members similar to a part-time job. Hearings and business meetings will take place weekdays during business hours at 40 Orchard View Boulevard, just north of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue (initially, the tribunal will meet at a temporary location to be confirmed). Public members will be required to attend the following:


  • Hearings: Public members will conduct hearings 2-3 days per week or 6-12 days per month. Hearings are expected to last approximately 7 hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Business meetings: Public members will attend 1-4 business meetings per year. Business meetings are expected to last 3-4 hours.
  • Training: Public members will attend 3-5 days of training after their appointment.

Can you commit to the time required of tribunal members, and is your schedule flexible?

Part 4 - Board Membership

* 1. Are you a current member of any City of Toronto board, committee, or tribunal?
* 1a. If yes, please specify the position you hold:
(Please limit your response to 500 characters)

Part 5 - 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?
* 1a. If yes, please describe in detail:
(Please limit your response to 1000 characters)

Part 6 - Board Qualifications

* 1. Your Interest in this Position
Please tell us about your interest in serving on the Administrative Penalty Tribunal. Why are you interested in this particular opportunity? What do you hope to contribute, and how would you support the work of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal?
(Please limit your response to 2500 characters)
* 2. Education and Training
Please tell us about your educational background, professional credentials, or any other training which is relevant to this position.
(Please limit your response to 2500 characters)
* 3. Employment Experience
Please describe any relevant work experience you have including positions you have held, roles you have played, and the timeframe of this work.
(Please limit your response to 2500 characters)
* 4. Board and Community Involvement
Tell us about your involvement in any public or private sector boards, community involvement, or other experiences that are relevant to this position. Please describe the roles you played and the period of time you were involved.
(Please limit your response to 2500 characters)
* 5. Tribunal's Work Requirements
The Administrative Penalty Tribunal will operate in a digital and paperless environment. Public members will be required to use desktop computers, digital audio systems, software programs, and other technology to keep track of their dockets, decisions, and other materials. Each hearing will be conducted by one public member. Are you comfortable working independently in a digital and paperless environment?
* 6. Experience with Technology and Working Independently
Please outline your experience with desktop computers, digital audio systems, software programs, and other technology, and examples of when you have worked well independently.
7. Additional Information (optional)
If necessary, please provide any additional relevant information that is not captured in your previous answers.
(Please limit your response to 2500 characters)
* 8. Chair Position
One public member on the Administrative Penalty Tribunal will serve as the Chair. The Chair will have additional responsibilities and will be paid $18,000 annually for performing their duties as Chair (in addition to the other remuneration provided to public members). The qualifications for the Chair are listed below:

  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills;
  • Highly developed chairing and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others;
  • Knowledge of access to information and privacy legislation; and/or
  • The ability to effectively represent the tribunal and communicate with Toronto City Council, City committees, the media, and the general public.

Are you interested in being considered for the Chair position?
8a. If yes, please explain how your skills, experience, and expertise relates to the above qualifications for the Chair of the tribunal, and outline your experience chairing large boards, committees, or tribunals that are similar to the Administrative Penalty Tribunal.
(Please limit your response to 400 characters)

Part 7 - 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.
(Please limit your response to 500 characters)
* 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:
3a. If other, please describe:
(Please limit your response to 200 characters)

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
1a. Please specify:
(Please limit your response to 200 characters)
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:
4a. Please specify
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?
6. LGBTQ2S
LGBTQ2S is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and two-spirited.

Based on this description, do you consider yourself LGBTQ2S?

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