Seeking TCA Committee Members - March 2021
The Toronto Council on Aging (TCA) is seeking qualified, enthusiastic, creative, and committed individuals to consider volunteering on one of our action-oriented committees. Applicants share a passion for enhancing the lives of Toronto’s older adult community by furthering the TCA mission of education, leadership and promotion of age-related topics.
About the Organization
The TCA is a charitable non-profit agency which was incorporated in 1999.
The mission of the TCA is to provide leadership and education to enhance the experience of aging and encourage age-friendly policies and practices in Toronto’s workplaces, services, organizations and neighborhoods. Our work centres around a shared vision for a community that respects, values, and empowers its older adults and provides them with opportunities to participate fully in their community.
The Council is seeking volunteers for some of our committees with a strong interest in promoting ‘aging well’ in our community. Presently, the Council is working on several virtual and accessible projects to provide older adults with social, recreational and educational programs and information sessions. All projects of the organization are supported by 4 committees; 3 of these committees are now actively seeking new members (in bold below:
Fundraising Committee (recruiting members)
Brief Description: This committee works on developing innovative initiatives (i.e. events, campaigns, corporate sponsor engagement) to generate operational revenue and expand TCA’s donor base.
Communications Committee (recruiting members)
Brief Description: This committee is responsible for raising awareness about the TCA and promoting its various programs and initiatives through social and print media. The committee also works to cross promote the work of other community groups who share similar interests.
Outreach Committee and Membership Sub-Committee (recruiting members)
Brief Description: This joint committee supports one of the TCA’s core values of working collaboratively with other organizations and building the TCA community. It also builds and actively maintains relationships and partnerships with organizations that will increase the TCA's reach and profile as a key player in the non-profit older adults sector in Toronto. The membership subcommittee is responsible for building the TCA’s membership base.
Rotational (ad-hoc) Committee- no new members needed at this time
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Council strives to have members who mirror the diversity of the City of Toronto. We strongly encourage those persons with the following lived experiences to consider applying:
Skills and Experience
We welcome applicants of all ages from the diverse residents of Toronto. We are interested in individuals with the following areas of expertise:
Other assets include:
Committee members make a commitment to serving at least a one-year term. TCA is a working volunteer board; committee members are asked to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a month including:
Benefits of joining a TCA Committee include:
Location: Remote based; future meetings may take place at SPRINT Senior Care located at 140 Merton St., Toronto Ontario
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