New Volunteer Opportunity- TCAT Steering Committee
Use your skills and experience to help transform Toronto Streets into Complete Streets!
Application Deadline: January 17, 2011
TCAT is looking for new Steering Committee members to provide strategic advice on how to advance TCAT’s mandate and assist with securing new funding.
Steering Committee members are asked to commit to approximately 10 hours per month to TCAT, including 1-2 hours for monthly meetings, for at least a two-year term.
The Steering Committee members will:
- Be passionate about active transportation and the complete streets framework!
- Provide advice on where TCAT should be focusing research, outreach and advocacy efforts.
- Provide a diversity of insights based on different life experiences, professional and community backgrounds.
- Review and comment on drafts of TCAT research.
- Meet with stakeholders to promote TCAT or seek input on new TCAT projects.
- Help develop and write funding proposals.
TCAT welcomes all interested applicants. TCAT seeks to develop a Steering Committee that reflects the diversity of support for active transportation across Toronto and the GTA.
TCAT also encourages applications from those with professional training or skills that could help TCAT in our research, education and fundraising efforts. For example, skills related to: planning, urban design/architecture, transportation engineering, quantitative research methodologies (e.g. surveys, statistics), graphic design/layout, and fundraising.
All applications will be reviewed by the existing Steering Committee and all applicants will be notified of the results.
Potential steering committee members should submit an expression of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, January 17, 2011. Please include:
- A brief description of why you wish to join the steering committee and the skills you can offer
- Your CV
Background on TCAT
The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) was formed in 2006 to give a unified voice to the many groups working for a better cycling and pedestrian environment in Toronto.
Today TCAT’s main focus is on research and educational events that help build the case for active transportation in Toronto and the GTA. TCAT’s Complete Streets Forum in 2010 introduced the idea of complete streets into Toronto’s public debate, and encouraged many municipalities in the GTA to begin exploring how to create complete street policies.
TCAT became a project of the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) in 2008 and works closely with municipalities across the GTA through CAP’s GTA Clean Air Council.
A summary of TCAT’s work can be found here.