Applications Open for 2017-18 Executive Positions

Want to learn about municipal government and make a difference in your city? Join the Toronto Youth Cabinet!


Call-out for Working Group Leads
Application Deadline: April 20th, 2017
Successful candidates will be contacted on April 21st, 2017 to schedule interview
Interviews: April 24-26th, 2017
The successful candidates will be contacted on April 26th or 27th, 2017.

TYC Leadership Team Orientation Day: April 30th, 2017 (all day, mandatory for all successful applicants)

Please note: The period from April 30th to May 13th has been dedicated to on-boarding and transition from team-to-team. Terms will officially commence on May 14th, 2017. 

Volunteer Title: various - see below
Term: May 2017- April 2018
Hours per week: 4-5
Application Deadline: April 6th, 2017
Successful candidates will be contacted on April 7th, 2017 to schedule interview
Interviews: April 10-12th, 2017
The successful candidates will be contacted on April 13th or 14th, 2017.

Be sure to check out our Working Group Lead positions too!

We are happy to announce that the Toronto Youth Cabinet is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Executive Team! Be sure to read through the application before you begin. We recommend completing the application in another word processor and then copy/paste your answers into the form. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with the application you submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 6th at 11:59pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age. This is a volunteer position. 

The Toronto Youth Cabinet encourages applications from indigenous youth, youth of colour, LGBTQ2SIA youth, and youth with experiences of migration.

For your reference, we have included the job descriptions for the six (6) Executive Team roles below. If you have questions about these descriptions or the Toronto Youth Cabinet generally, please email us at

All members of the Executive Team are expected to:
- Attend weekly/bi-weekly Executive & Leadership Team meetings and monthly Cabinet meetings
- Support the different Working Groups
- Fulfill their roles as outlined in the Constitution and TYC policies
This commitment will take approximately 4 to 5 hours per week, depending on the role. Meetings typically take place during the evenings and weekends, most often in the TYC Office located at City Hall. TTC tokens are provided for all transportation related to TYC work.

Benefits of joining the Executive Team:
- Gain senior leadership experience
- Personal development support
- Learn about City Hall & municipal governance
- Networking opportunities
- Access to TYC Office
- Meet local decision-makers

Director of Internal Affairs
Description: The Director of Internal Affairs is responsible for the internal management of the the organization, including: human resource management, conflict resolution, developing policies and procedures for the organization, managing the member progress tracking system, membership development, and preparing for Cabinet meetings.

Director of Stakeholder Engagement
The Director of Stakeholder Engagement is a multi-faceted executive role that looks for people who like to talk to other people. As the Director of Stakeholder Engagement, you will work with community groups, propose partnerships with them and other bodies in and across the city, and create avenues in which young people can thrive. You will also oversee the advisory board: a group of experts, community builders, politicians, and journalists who provide strategic advice to the Toronto Youth Cabinet. You will also take over the mentorship program, a program that piloted last year and will launch in earnest in 2017-2018 that connects young people to individuals and leaders in their field. Lastly, the Director of Stakeholder Engagement ensures that the initiatives we get launch or get involved with, and the work we do is in line with our overarching mandate and goal. This is a great role to fine-tune your public speaking and interpersonal skills as well as represent the Toronto Youth Cabinet and meet leaders across the city!

Director of Council Relations
Description: The Director of Council Relations is responsible for building relationships between Councillors and the Cabinet, supporting Working Groups in their relations with Council, reporting to the Executive Team and the membership on the actions of City Council, and furthering the relationship with the Office of the Mayor.

Director of Public Relations
Description: The Director of Public Relations is tasked with spearheading the social media presence of the organization as well as promoting our various events, programs, and meetings.  The Director of Public Relations also assists working group leads with graphic design and branding for various projects.  You will also assist in the development and maintenance of brochures and other outreach materials, as well as coordinate media relations prior to media conferences and events. 

Director of Policy & Advocacy
Director of Policy and Advocacy: identifies issues and works with members to develop initiatives and official positions of the TYC. Supports direction and initiatives of working groups by writing motions, leading research projects, and delivering presentations to the Cabinet.

Director of Organizational Development
Description: The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for planning quarterly training days, developing civic literacy materials for the membership, preparing presentations on significant civic issues to be delivered at monthly Cabinet meetings.