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October 28, 2013
City of Toronto to make citizen appointments to Invest Toronto's Board of Directors
The City of Toronto is seeking 12 Toronto citizens to serve on the board of directors of Invest Toronto.

"Toronto relies on the ideas, insight and experience of the committed people who serve on our agencies and boards," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development and Culture Committee. “We're inviting residents to contribute their skills, experience and knowledge to help grow Toronto’s economy by serving on the board of Invest Toronto.”

The 12 citizen members will be appointed by City Council to the 17-member Invest Toronto board. They will apply their knowledge, skills and experience to supervising the management of the business and affairs of the corporation, including the promotion and advertising for business investment in targeted industries, organizing trade missions, and working with other orders of government to promote a positive business environment in Toronto.

Appointments to the Invest Toronto board are subject to the general eligibility requirements of the Public Appointments Policy. Applications will be screened by a search consultant and candidates will be short-listed and interviewed by a nominating panel that will recommend appointments for approval by City Council.

The citizen appointees will serve on the board for two years plus a renewal term of two years or until their successor is appointed. Citizens appointed to these boards should have experience in one or more of the following: international business, academics, marketing, government relation, labour, tourism or other marketing linkages such as knowledge or experience working with organized labour or tourism development organizations and financial management expertise.

Information about the appointments process, specific requirements and a copy of the application form are available on the City’s website at

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18, by one of the following methods:

• Email (preferred) to
• Fax to 416-531-3130
• Mail or in person to NAFOR Inc., 5700-100 King St. W., Toronto, ON M5X 1C7

The City encourages applications from candidates reflecting Toronto’s diverse population.

Invest Toronto works with public and private sectors groups around the world to communicate Toronto’s business advantages to potential investors and to assist those investors in choosing Toronto as their next investment opportunity.

Invest Toronto is incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act with the City of Toronto as its sole shareholder.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Deborah Brown
Manager, Communications Planning and Research, Strategic Communications



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