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Board Member, Central Toronto Youth Services Board of Directors

Central Toronto Youth Services

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Executive

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is seeking individuals with a personal commitment to our vision and mission to fill vacancies on our volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are expected to serve an initial 3-year term and devote up to 6 hours per month.

CTYS is an accredited not-for-profit youth mental health agency serving some of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. CTYS provides equitable, evidence- informed mental health services to youth, young adults and families to strengthen their wellbeing and enable them to thrive in their communities.

Skills and Experience:

Currently we are looking for candidates who have Board governance experience and skills in one or more of the following domains:


  • Finance/Accounting in the Not-for Profit sector
  • Quality Improvement & Performance Informed Care
  • Partnerships/collaboration/mergers & amalgamations
  • Lived experience of mental health challenges


Successful candidates will serve an initial 3-year term and should have the ability to devote up to 6 hours per month involving:

  • Attending board meetings on the last Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (currently via Zoom)
  • Participating on a board committee and/or project work
  • Attending events such as the AGM or strategic planning sessions


About the Board:

Members of the Board of Directors (Directors) are volunteers and serve without remuneration. Board members are expected to prepare for Board and Committee meetings, actively participate, and comply with the Board’s policies and procedures.

The Board of Directors is responsible for organizational governance, which includes:

  • Providing strategic leadership
  • Ensuring that the agency is complying with relevant legislation and policies
  • Monitoring risk and progress towards goals
  • Hiring, evaluating and working with the executive director
  • Representing the organization at external events



We envision an equitable society where mental wellbeing supports are accessible, responsive and meet the needs of youth, young adults and their families. We recognize the existence of barriers to full participation in society due to socioeconomic status, mental health status, disability, systemic discrimination, and the disproportionate effects of oppression on LGBTQ2S youth, Indigenous youth, Black youth, and other BIPOC young people.


Our Board continually strives to recruit new Directors that reflect the diversity of our clients and the broader community, and who are committed to challenging systemic discrimination and oppression in the work we do.


If your values align with ours, and you have the skills and experience we are in search of, we’d like to hear from you!

Next Steps

Applications will be reviewed, and a shortlist of candidates will be invited to meet with representatives of the Board of Directors.

Please forward a letter of interest along with a resume that outlines relevant skills, experience and credentials by September 29, 2023 to CTYS Manager Corporate Services at [email protected].

We sincerely appreciate the interest of all candidates and their willingness to volunteer. Only those who are selected to meet with Board representatives will be contacted.

For detailed information about our services and our current Board of Directors, please visit

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