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Recruitment opportunities for citizens to serve on agencies, boards, committees and commissions.

Bring your experience, share your passion and shape Edmonton’s future. 

Board members provide direction and make decisions that impact Edmontonians and help shape our city. The boards are diverse, independent and impartial - made up of dedicated Edmontonians from across the city, with varied skills, backgrounds and experience. Anyone interested in municipal government and shaping Edmonton’s future is encouraged to apply.

Wondering what's in it for you?

Check out what some board members have to say about volunteering for a board.

Posting (Expires January 26, 2020)

Audit Committee Public Member
The Audit Committee is a Standing Committee of Council and is responsible for providing oversight and consideration of audit matters brought forward by the City Auditor and the External Auditor.
Expected Vacancies

1

Recruitment Profile

2020 Audit Committee Public Member

To Apply

 T-38347

Postings (Expire on February 2, 2020)

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice and recommendations to Council about facilities and other infrastructure, programs, services, activities and policies, for the purpose of improving the City's livability, inclusiveness and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Positions Available

5

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38147

 

 

Assessment Review Boards

The Assessment Review Board adjudicates assessment disputes between the City of Edmonton and its assessed persons or taxpayers in an impartial, fair and timely manner.

Positions Available

5

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-38148

Capital Region Housing Corporation
Board

The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is a management body incorporated by ministerial order under the Alberta Housing Act. It provides social and affordable housing in the Edmonton area.

Expected Vacancies

1

2020-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply 

T-38149

Community Services Advisory Board

The Community Services Advisory Board provides advice to Council and the City of Edmonton to assist in long term planning for community services in Edmonton. The Board raises issues and offers advice on social policy, arts, culture, multiculturalism, parks, recreation and sports. 

The Board can also recommend the allocation of funds under the Family and Community Support Services Program legislation and applicable Community Investment Grants and other awards.

Positions Available

1

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38150 

Edmonton Historical Board

The Edmonton Historical Board on matters relating to historical issues in Edmonton. The Board's mission is to encourage, promote and advocate for the preservation and safeguarding of properties, resources, communities and documentary heritage.

Positions Available

3

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38151

Edmonton Public Library Board

The Edmonton Public Library Board is a corporation with full management powers over the Library. Responsibilities include: approving library service policies, operating and capital budgets, and developing strategic-planning documents for effective and efficient operations. The board lobbies for library support and advocates for literacy and learning.

Positions Available

3

2020-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38152

Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board

The Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board (ETSAB) was created to provide advice to City Council and City Administration on issues relating to public transit.

ETSAB's role and effectiveness as an advisory board can be seen in these initiatives:

  • Council support for implemented ETS airport service
  • Proposal to introduce a low-income transit pass
  • Recommendations to City Council on the budget
  • Input on the development of a Transit Strategy

ETSAB continues to monitor progress on significant developments such as the expansion of the LRT and work of the Greater Capital Region.

Positions Available

4

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38153

Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee

The Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee will help implement the plan outlined in Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy.

Expected Vacancies

3

2020-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-38154

Greater Edmonton Foundation - Seniors Housing
Board

Founded in 1959, the Greater Edmonton Foundation (operating as GEF Seniors Housing) is the largest not-for-profit seniors housing organization in Alberta. GEF provides safe, affordable and secure homes to approximately 3500 seniors. With the help of their employees, volunteers, private and corporate donors, GEF makes a difference in the community.

GEF Seniors Housing is recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada as rated by their own employees. GEF lodges are 100% compliant with the Alberta Government Supportive Living Lodge Accommodation Standards and all buildings are certified through the Edmonton Police Service Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
The Foundation was established by Ministerial Order No. H:158/95 under the Alberta Housing Act. The City of Edmonton appoints board members.

Positions Available

2

2020-2023 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38155

Naming Committee

The Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. 

Positions Available

1

2020-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply
 T-38156

Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee

In February 2014, the Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee Bylaw 16658 was approved by Edmonton City Council. The committee provides Council with advice on affairs relevant to municipal jurisdiction.

Positions Available

6

2020-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

T-38157

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (Recently Added)

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) supplements the regulatory provisions in the Combative Sports Bylaw 15594 through further regulations on combative sports matters such as licensing, conduct, qualifications and contests. 

Positions Available

1

2020-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply
T-38363

Commonly Asked Questions

What is new that I need to know about Candidate Interviews?

Recent changes to the Municipal Government Act require that, where a council or council committee closes all or part of a meeting to the public, the meeting minutes must record the names of those persons in attendance during that portion of the meeting and the reasons for allowing them to attend.  For candidates attending an interview, their name will appear in the minutes as follows:  First Initial. Last Name (Interview Participant).

Why should I be a board member?

Being a board member is an opportunity to provide your voice to decisions and services that shape our community.  It is also an opportunity to sharpen leadership, business skills and gain a broader understanding of municipal government processes.

How much time does it take?

The time commitment varies depending on the board. Most boards have monthly meetings plus subcommittee meetings, and may have additional board-related activities throughout the year. 

Will I be paid?

A few boards offer remuneration to their members, but for the most part board members serve in a voluntary capacity. 

While most out-of-pocket, meeting related expenses (with receipts) are reimbursed for all members, those members who do not receive remuneration will also be reimbursed for any childcare expenses related to attendance at board meetings. 

How do I apply?

Recruitment for new board members takes place every January. All volunteer positions are filled using an application process. Not all boards require a new member each year.

Most board opportunities are volunteer; however, a few do offer remuneration because of their responsibilities and required time commitment. Preference is given to residents of Edmonton.

Short listed applicants will be asked to provide a brief biography and, if they are appointed as a Board Member, this information will be included in the City Council minutes as an introduction to City Council, the Board, and the citizens of Edmonton.

Most appointments are for one year, renewable for up to 6 consecutive years. Prior to reappointment, board members are evaluated. The evaluation criteria are outlined in Schedule 2 - re-appointment form (Summary of Evaluations for Members Eligible for Re-appointment) to City Policy C575C - Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions.

You can apply for a position on up to 3 boards but can only serve on 1 board at a time. Applicants use the Taleo Online Application System when positions are available.  Applicants must attach a resume plus 3 written letters of reference (a letter of interest is optional). 

Please be advised that individual recruitment campaigns may have their own, unique requirements.

For More Information

Civic Agencies Coordinator

Office of the City Clerk
300, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB   T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-442-4395
Fax 780-496-8175
Email civic.agencies@edmonton.ca

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