Call for Volunteers | Pride Organizing Committee
Looking to grow your network while lending your skills to furthering the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)’s commitment to equality and diversity? Want to lend a hand in shaping our profession’s representation in Toronto’s largest celebration of inclusivity? Come join us as a volunteer for our TSA Pride Organizing Committee!
Held yearly since 1981, Toronto’s Pride parade was born as a march seeking to give a voice to the LGBTQ2 community in its fight for equal rights and the end of discrimination.
The TSA first participated in Pride back in 2019 with a very successful contingent of over 100 TSA members, friends and family marching down Yonge Street in our volunteer designed and built float. Since then, the TSA’s Pride programming has grown to include networking events, lectures on topics of diversity and inclusion, virtual floats, playlists, and online explorations of Toronto’s Queer Spaces. In 2022, the TSA is looking to once again return to in-person programming as part of the Toronto Pride Parade, while also maintaining our educational programming developed throughout the pandemic.
Members of the TSA at Pride Organizing Committee are enthusiastic, reliable and organized volunteer leads that work closely with the TSA Programming Director and the TSA Executive to ensure the successful planning and execution of our participation at Pride. They are creative and resourceful, helping shape our Society’s contribution to Pride and dedicated to making sure things get done. Our Pride committee members are passionate about diversity, inclusivity and architecture, and enjoy working in collaborative settings.
What is expected of a TSA Pride Organizing Committee Volunteer?
Members of this volunteer committee are expected to attend meetings up to twice a month from April to June to help in the planning and creative vision of this TSA Initiative. Meetings will last up to 1.5 hours and will be scheduled after work hours or on weekends. The committee will help set the direction for our Pride work and participate in its execution of a shared vision. Related activities might include outreach to speakers, moderating discussions, research, or community outreach – it all depends on what the committee decides to do!.
The day of the Parade, they will assist in general organizational and logistical tasks as required to ensure everyone has a great time!.
Important Dates for 2022
- Expression of Interest Deadline | April 5, 2022
- Information Session | March 31, 2022
- Pride Parade 2022 | June 26, 2022
Expression of Interest
Ready to volunteer? Send us your name, contact information and why you want to volunteer with us on this initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have more questions about this or other TSA volunteering opportunities? We will be offering a virtual TSA Volunteering Information Session on Thursday, March 31 at 12:00 Noon to answer any questions you might have! If you can’t make it, you can also send your questions to email@example.com and we’ll answer as soon as we can!
TSA Volunteering Information Session
DATE | Thursday, March 31, 2022
TIME | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION | Online via Zoom, link to register here.
Check out the rest of our Spring/Summer 2022 Volunteer Opportunities HERE!
About the Toronto Society of Architects
Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to bringing people together to discuss, learn and explore around our shared passion for the built environment.
We are committed to the betterment of our city and have played an important advocacy role throughout Toronto’s history. We do this through a wide range of programs which foster welcoming and inclusive forums for debate and the exchange of ideas, stimulating critical thinking about the design and building issues of our time. Our public programming is complemented by initiatives supporting the personal growth and professional development of over 2000 TSA members. Membership is open to everyone and welcomes design professionals, students and the general public.