PPG Executive Management Committee is open for applications

Initiated by Toronto Pearson and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Partners in Project Green (PPG) supports a growing community of businesses working together to strengthen the Greater Toronto Area’s economy and environmental sustainability by fostering collaborations with businesses and municipalities, supporting the implementation of green technologies and participating in projects that produce tangible environmental benefits. 

PPG is governed by a sub-committee of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors, known as the PPG Executive Management Committee (EMC). We are currently recruiting members for the 2023-2025 term.

As a member of the EMC, you will act as a catalyst for new ideas, innovation, excellence, and improvement of environmental and social impacts of organizations in TRCA’s jurisdiction. In addition, the EMC provides strategic oversight to the Partners in Project Green (PPG) initiative, with the aim of creating an internationally recognized community of leaders advancing environmental action and economic prosperity across the Greater Toronto Area. 

We strive to diversify the EMC through a wide range of thoughts, ethnicities, ages, genders, life experiences and more. Diversity and inclusion allow us to better understand, connect and respond to PPG Members and make better decisions as we work together to fight climate change.

While all eligible applications will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates that bring expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation in the private sector
  • Fundraising and sponsorship

Business Representatives

There are eight (8) seats for businesses that are available for Partners in Project Green Members in good standing.

Consideration will be given to interested business leaders with the following attributes/experience:

  • Personal commitment to PPG’s vision and to corporate sustainability in general
  • Knowledge of corporate waste, water, energy, or climate-related issues
  • Personal attributes, including integrity; ability to participate effectively and constructively in group decision-making and discussions; and willingness to advocate and act as an ambassador for PPG
  • Prior Board experience
  • Senior-level executive
  • Support of their employer to hold the EMC position for a 2-year renewable term
  • Commitment to attend 4 EMC meetings per year

Click here for the Business Representative Application Form

Youth Representative: student attending a post-secondary educational institution in TRCA’s jurisdiction

There is one (1) seat available for a student attending a post-secondary educational institution in TRCA’s jurisdiction.

Consideration will be given to interested post-secondary students with the following attributes/experience:

  • Personal commitment to PPG’s vision and to corporate sustainability in general
  • Knowledge of corporate waste, water, energy, or climate-related issues
  • Personal attributes, including integrity; ability to participate effectively and constructively in group decision-making and discussions; and willingness to advocate and act as an ambassador for PPG
  • Commitment to hold the EMC position for a 2-year renewable term
  • Commitment to attend 4 EMC meetings per year

Click here for the Student Representative Application Form

Term of office: 2-year renewable term, starting March 2023

Where/when: Two-hour quarterly meetings, during the workday, one (1) of which is in person

Our commitment to you: New EMC members will be provided with committee orientation and will be supported by staff and other EMC members in carrying out committee activities. EMC members will be part of a team that treats each other with respect and encourages everyone to share their insights, ideas, skills, knowledge, and experience.

What’s in it for you? Build and enhance your skills, work with interesting people from a variety of industries and municipalities and contribute to environmental action and economic prosperity in the Greater Toronto Area.

Additional Information:

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted from November 14th – January 18th.

Click here for the Business Representative Application Form

Click here for the Student Representative Application Form

Should you require further information regarding the application and election process, please contact:

Joanne Hyde, MPA, CMO, AOMC
Clerk and Manager, Policy
Corporate Services | Clerks Office

T: (437) 880-2328
C: (416) 662-9083
E: joanne.hyde@trca.ca

About Toronto and Region Conservation 

With more than 60 years of experience, TRCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Working with municipalities and other partners to look after the watersheds of the Toronto region and its Lake Ontario waterfront, we help people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity. 

About Toronto Pearson 

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA’s vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners. Toronto Pearson served more than 47 million passengers in 2017, making it Canada’s largest airport and the second-busiest North American international airport.