Central Eglinton Community Centre

Central Eglinton Community Centre is one of 10 Association of Community Centres (AOCCs), which are volunteer board-run multi-purpose facilities providing a broad range of community, recreation and social service programs to residents in the local community.

Central Eglinton Community Centre provides a range of community and recreational services for residents of the area centred at Yonge & Eglinton. It is funded by the City of Toronto, other levels of government, and public and private donors. Programs are focused on the needs of seniors, families and newcomers. If you love your community, and want it to continue to be one of the best areas in Toronto to live, apply for a position on our Board of Management. The strategic plan includes a number of interesting and challenging projects consistent with demographic and social changes in the area (bounded by Yonge, Bayview, Blythwood and Merton) including new location(s). We have 2 openings for people with skills and experience in advocacy for older adults, community development, and fund development.

Board responsibilities

The responsibilities of the board include the following specific matters:

  • the overall management, operation and maintenance of the Community Centre ensuring compliance with the relevant by-laws, applicable laws and applicable City policies
  • the overall development, funding and management of all Community Centre programs
  • the approval of the annual administrative budget for recommendation to City Council
  • the approval of the annual report for submission to City Council
  • the approval of all programs including fees for the use of the facilities and programs if applicable
  • the development of resources to support activities, programs and services of the Community Centre
  • the hiring and evaluation of the Community Centre's Executive Director
  • the approval of the Community Centre's Annual Financial Statements for audit purposes and receiving the report of the Auditor

Term of office

The term of office is set by the board at 2 years, with a maximum of 4 consecutive terms.


  • City Councillor for Ward 12
  • 7 public members


The majority of board members must be residents in the centre's catchment area.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements set out in the Public Appointments Policy, community members are encouraged to elect board members who possess:

  • an understanding of diverse neighbourhoods and communities within their catchment area
  • reflect the cultural and social diversity of the community
  • have knowledge and understanding of community and public service
  • possess good communication and decision making skills


  • At least ten (10) meetings per year for approximately 1.5 hours per meeting.
  • Additional Committee commitment will likely be required.


No remuneration is paid to board members.

How To Apply

    Please provide a resume and one-page cover letter expressing your interest, experience, and qualifications by email at john@centraleglinton.com.

    If you require more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact John Carey, Executive Director, at john@centraleglinton.com or call at (416) 392-0511 x223.

    Apply by Friday, June 28, 2024.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Potential board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting of members of the Community Centre (contact the Central Eglinton Community Centre directly for more information). The names of selected nominees are then forwarded to the Toronto and East York Community Council for appointment.

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The current and historical Appointments for this body.

8 Vacancy