The City of Toronto is accepting applications from local residents and organizations to become part of its new Climate Advisory Group (CAG).
CAG members will act as advisors and champions for climate action and the policies, programs and initiatives being developed for implementation as part of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. The city council-approved strategy has a target to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040. According to a city news release, Toronto’s target is one of the most ambitious in North America.
Community members with a passion for climate action, climate justice and resiliency are encouraged to apply, including representatives from organizations, community leaders, youth and residents from communities experiencing social, economic and other barriers (newcomers, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities).
The city believes achieving Toronto’s climate goals and targets will require meaningful engagement and collaborative action from all sectors of the community – public, private, non-profit and residents – at a scale and pace rarely seen before.
About 20 members will be selected, for a term of three years, through the city’s public appointments process. The CAG will meet about four times per year, primarily in person, with remote options available. The first meeting will be in fall 2022. Members can opt to join additional working groups, which will establish their own meeting schedules. The total time commitment would be 20 to 40 hours per year.
Applications to join the CAG will be accepted until July 20, 11:59 p.m.