March 2023 – Toronto Botanical Garden (the Garden), is looking to add new talent to its dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors and committees to help guide the organization through continued organizational growth, pursuing excellence in its operations and core mission work.
Directors and committee members serve as ambassadors for the organization and offer leadership, insights, and support. They represent, engage and celebrate the diverse communities and groups that makeup Toronto and our region. The Garden is committed to pursuing a future where everyone belongs. We can all grow, learn and better serve our community with a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. We welcome the unique contributions people can bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, Indigenous status, race, languages spoken, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Toronto Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit charity located in mid-Toronto with a mission to connect people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature. Today, the Garden continues to grow as an inspired plant place, an engaging learning environment, and a dynamic community hub, while elevating the importance of our city’s cultivated and natural places. The Garden is embarking on an exciting landmark capital expansion with a vision to become an iconic cultural attraction achieving excellence in plant-focused education, display, natural areas restoration, plant conservation, and research across a 35-acre site that will serve over 1 million visitors per year.
In partnership with the City of Toronto, the Garden will expand (in phases) its management responsibilities over the Edwards Gardens site. Seeking to raise the social capital in our region the organization is re-aligning its efforts to become a purpose-led botanical garden, cultivating a community with a profound connection to nature, inspiring impact in its unique ecosystem and beyond.
The Garden has a skills-based governance Board of Directors responsible for providing oversight for operations and the expansion project. We are looking for qualified candidates to join the Board and/or committees in June 2023.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for dynamic, community-minded individuals who want to make an impact and share our passion for gardens, nature, and conservation.
Curious and strategic thinkers with non-profit board or governance experience committed to building strong, equitable, and inclusive communities will thrive on our Board.
SKILLS, PERSPECTIVES, EXPERTISE
An active community member who lives in Toronto, or the Greater Toronto Area.
The experience we are seeking / profiles we are looking for:
Senior level Finance and Accounting experience with a CPA designation and extensive experience in forecasting and modeling. Not-for-profit accounting and financial management experience would be an asset as we prepare for growth.
Community-builder and place-maker with outreach and community engagement experience in transforming an organization to positively impact and reflect the community it serves while creating a strong sense of belonging for all.
Fundraising, Corporate Sponsorship, and relationship-building experience.
The Board meets monthly, and all Directors are expected to participate in additional committee work and serve as ambassadors for the Garden. As an ambassador, you will fully engage in our mission and support the Garden through your personal and/or professional connections and networks.
If you have questions or need accommodations in submitting your nomination, please indicate in the area provided at the bottom of the online nomination form or email TBGBoard@torontobotanicalgarden.ca or call our Ujala at 416-397-1335. A staff or committee member will respond to your inquiry.
BOARD NOMINATION PROCESS
Please click on the button below and complete the online application. In addition, please upload your resume to the application. We want to know more about you and how your experience can help us grow. Please give a full description of your experience in the provided text boxes.
Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2023, with the election of Board Directors at the Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2023.
Applicants under consideration will be contacted for a personal interview with the members of the Nominations Committee in April.
The Nominations Committee is comprised of three Board Directors, and the Executive Director. Final recommendations will be approved by the Board in May, followed by the election of new Board Directors at the Annual General Meeting in June 2023.
Thank you for your interest in the Toronto Botanical Garden.