Become a Board Member

Interested in becoming a Board Member of TNO?

TNO-The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO), a community-based agency serving Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and surrounding communities is recruiting candidates for its Board of Directors. TNO needs talented, committed and skilled community-minded volunteers to help lead and govern the organization. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

This year we are looking for two new directors to join the ten directors who will continue in office. Some of the directors have direct experience with the problems faced by the people served by TNO and others have helpful, specialized expertise or knowledge gained from their education or workplace.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in serving on the board of a charity which serves clients in the Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park, Crescent Town and St. Jamestown neighbourhoods. We are seeking potential candidates with experience in Human Resources, marketing/social media, law, IT and fundraising experience. We are also seeking candidates with a corporate background who have financial and risk management experience. It is preferable, but not necessary, that candidates have some experience serving on another charity Board. While not necessary, it would be beneficial to have some affiliation with a charity as a volunteer, former staff or consumer of the charity’s services. Being a resident of Thorncliffe Park or Flemingdon Park is an asset.

The new directors should be team players, be interested in the mission of TNO which includes helping newcomers to Canada and providing services to children, youth, seniors and those looking for employment and be ambassadors for TNO and the people it serves.

If interested please send your resume to, attention Brook Physick, Governance Committee Chair, or drop it at TNO’s Main office at 18 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Tel: 416-421-3054/ fax : 416-421-4269.

The deadline for submitting your applications is Friday, May 18, 2018.

The time commitment is usually 4-6 hours per month that includes Board meetings and Board committee work.

Thank you for your interest.

Board Member Job Description

Purpose: To advise, govern, and oversee the policies and the direction of TNO-The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) and to support the organization’s mission and needs.

Major responsibilities:

  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures in accordance with TNO’s by-laws and strategic plan
  • Participation in Board committees
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of TNO financial statements and approval of the annual budget
  • Oversight of program planning and evaluation
  • Review performance of Executive Director
  • Represents TNO in the community
  • Fundraising

*Members of the board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of the TNO. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community.

Length of term: Two years, which may be renewed for a maximum of four consecutive terms

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The Board of Directors meets monthly at TNO Office. Meetings typically last 2 hours.
  • Committees of the Board meet either monthly or quarterly, depending on their respective work agenda.

Expectations of board members:

  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by TNO’s mission, objectives, and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote the TNO mission and programs to the community.
  • Become familiar with TNO’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies, procedures and by-laws of TNO.