Yonge + St. Clair

May 11, 2021

Yonge + St. Clair BIA Inviting Applications for New Board Member

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA is Inviting Applications for a Board Member Secretary and for Board Members At-Large

The Yonge + St. Clair Business Improvement Area (BIA) is inviting applications by interested BIA members to join the Board of Management. Applicants must be a business tenant and/or the owner of a commercial property within the Yonge + St. Clair BIA boundaries.

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA represents 450+ businesses and 90+ property owners in the Yonge + St. Clair community in Midtown Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2018, the BIA strengthens the economic health and livability of the neighbourhood through strategic investments in the public realm, exciting cultural programming, brand awareness, and advocacy on behalf of members.

Board Members are critical parts of our organization’s success and oversee and manage the BIA’s annual levy and service delivery. You’ll play a key role in supporting our neighbourhood alongside a diverse group of local business owners, property owners, and tenants.

A description of Secretary of the Board and Board Member At-Large responsibilities are provided below.


+ Attend monthly Board Meetings, approximately 1 hour in length
+ Highly encouraged to join additional subcommittees
+ Approximately 3 – 8 hours of additional time commitment per month
+ Be available for occasional communications with BIA staff

Applicable Skills / Assets

+ Leadership
+ Strategic thinking
+ Communication
+ People management
+ Legal / Risk management
+ Knowledge of the Yonge + St. Clair Community

Responsibilities of Board Members

+ Act on the behalf of the Yonge + St. Clair BIA and our membership though strategic decision-making with your fellow Board Members at Board Meetings
+ Support BIA organizational operations and service delivery
+ Provide oversight and accountability on behalf of the BIA membership
+ Review monthly Board packages prepared by BIA Staff which include information relevant for decision-making
+ Support BIA staff with leadership and insight

Additional Responsibilities of the Secretary

In addition to the regular duties of a Board Member At-Large, the Secretary shall:

+ Support the Executive Director and the Chair in preparing and delivering the monthly Board Meeting agendas
+ Prepare the minutes of the monthly Board Meetings
+ Certify copies of any record, registry, by-law, resolution, minute, or BIA policies
Support the Executive Director and the Chair in preparing and delivering the Annual General Meeting agenda and notice

We will be reviewing all interested applications by June 15, 2021