Current Opportunities

Board of Directors Opportunity for 2019

Toronto, Ontario

As part of the annual renewal process, the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute is seeking new Directors to start in June 2019. 


The Canadian Urban Institute is a non-profit applied research organization dedicated to achieving healthy urban development. We help the public and private sectors: build capacity for informed, creative decisions; shape public policy; and implement the best community practices. Our focus is on solutions for the built environment that balance human, ecological and economic impacts.


Our Board member retirements this year mean that we are particularly seeking new members with interest and experience in fund raising, financial monitoring, government relations, urban planning and development or adjacent skills.

The Board is responsible for the effective governance and oversight of the organization. It is structured to provide varied perspectives and insights from a broad range of experiences to enhance the impact of the organization and optimize its governance. They are expected to participate actively on the Board, attend the Annual General Meeting and sit on at least one Committee. The current Board vacancies include renewable terms of 3 years.


In addition to a demonstrated interest and experience in addressing urban issues in Canada, we are looking for individuals with interest and expertise in the following areas:

  1. Identifying relevant opportunities for CUI’s services and activities.

  2. Supporting revenue generation, through relationships with governments, philanthropies and private sector funders.

  3. Providing governance oversight for profit or not-for-profit organizations.

  4. Providing financial reporting oversight – ideally with experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Email Nominations to:

Attention: Chair of Governance Committee

We are striving for gender parity, diversity and consider geographic representation. Directors must be paid members of the Canadian Urban Institute.