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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. The City of Edmonton’s civic boards are recruiting for new volunteer members.

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.

Postings

Read more about the 10 unique boards who are recruiting new members and how to apply.

The deadline to apply is Sunday February 3, 2019.

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

4

2019-2020 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34829

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

2

2019-2020 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34830

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

2

2019-2020 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34831

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission

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

2

2019-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34832

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

2019-2020 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34833

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

2

2019-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34834

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

The Edmonton Transit System 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

2

2019-2020 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34835

Energy Transition Advisory Committee
Board

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

Expected Vacancies

1

2019-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-35055

Greater Edmonton Foundation - Seniors Housing

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

3

2019-2022 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34836

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

2

2019-2021 Term

Recruitment Profile

To Apply

 T-34874

Commonly Asked Questions

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, but for the most part board members serve in a voluntary capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses such as childcare and parking will be reimbursed.

How do I apply?

All volunteer positions are filled using an application process.

You can apply for a position on up to 3 boards but can only serve on 1 board at a time. Apply using the Taleo Online Application System; attach a resume plus 3 written letters of reference (a letter of interest is optional). 

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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