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Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee

The Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee provides advice to City staff and City Council on identified priority issues to support the elimination of barriers and inequities experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ communities in accessing City of Toronto programs and services. The Council Advisory Body will bring government, policy and community leaders to the table to focus on both service level barriers as well as structural and systemic challenges faced by 2SLGBTQ+ communities.


Members of the committee are expected to provide policy advice:

  • To ensure the interests and needs of the diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities are reflected in City programs and service delivery;
  • On strategies aimed at elimination of barriers faced by 2SLGBTQ+ communities when accessing City programs and services;
  • On emerging issues and trends of significance to the 2SLGBTQ+ communities as it relates to the City services and programs.

Term of office

Public members are appointed for a term coincident with the term of City Council. The Advisory Committee will meet until the completion of its mandate or the end of the current City Council term, whichever comes first.

Committee size and composition

The committee consists of 15 members and is composed of:

  • 2 Members of Council
  • 9 public members comprised of community and policy leaders with lived experience and/or expertise in 2SLGBTQ+ issues and reflecting the diversity of the community
  • 2 youth members, between the ages of 18 and 29
  • 2 elder members, who self-identify and represent the wisdom of their communities

Chair and Vice-Chair

The Chair will be a Member of City Council, appointed by City Council and, at its first meeting or as soon as possible after, the Advisory Committee will elect a member of the public as Vice-Chair.


In addition to the general eligibility requirements set out in the Public Appointments PolicyOpens in new window, members should collectively bring the following skills and expertise to the committee:

  • A strong interest and/or lived experience in equity and inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • A strong understanding of intersectionality and the diverse range of needs and concerns facing 2SLGBTQ+ communities, gained through personal and/or professional experience
  • Knowledge of key priority issues facing 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Toronto including public health, employment, social inclusion, shelters and housing
  • Availability to participate in meetings during business hours


The advisory committee will meet up to four times per year at the call of the chair. Meetings take place during business hours and the duration of meetings is approximately 2.5 hours.


  • Public members of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee receive an honorarium of $125 per meeting attended, to the maximum number of meetings specified in the Terms of Reference for this advisory body.
  • Honoraria are not intended for members who serve on the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Advisory Committee as representatives of organizations or businesses where they are employed.

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The current and historical Appointments for this body.

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City Council appointed 13 members to the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee at its June 2023 meeting. Applications are always being accepted for future vacancies on this committee.