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Due to limited capacity and the specific needs of our community, we are currently unable to accomodate volunteers at our Drop-in but do encourage you to consider joining a Board Committee.

Join the PARC Board Directors
We are seeking members for Board Director positions! There are community and PARC member positions open.
If you are interested in a community member position, learn more about our mission, vision, values and governance >

Apply using our online form, and if you have any questions or need more information, please email board@parc.on.ca.

PARC members can pick up a nomination form at 2nd floor reception.
Apply by July 26, 2024 and we’ll be in touch!

Join a Board Committee!

PARC Board Committees cover five areas; Advocacy, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, and Fundraising/Development.  These are working committees that typically meet monthly to support and advance our work.  

Volunteering as a committee member is a great way to become familiar with the culture, priorities, ways of working and people at PARC. It is also a requirement prior to joining the PARC Board of Directors, should that be of interest. 

Each committee has a workplan and seek specific skills for their area of focus.  A short description of each follows, and we encourage anyone with relevant experience, knowledge and interest to apply. 

Advocacy Committee 

Develops, coordinates and promotes PARC activities that will raise public awareness of social justice issues in Parkdale and the City of Toronto.   

Finance Committee

Oversees organizational budgeting, financial planning and policy-making, and financial reporting, including working with the Finance Director to create the annual Audited Financial Statements. 

Governance Committee

Leads Board and Committee recruitment and nominations, including candidate education and orientation; Board evaluation; reviews, updates and proposes new organizational policies; “good governance” oversight. 

Human Resources Committee

Oversees PARC’s Human Resources strategy and the regular review and revision of the Executive Director performance appraisal process. 

Resource & Development Committee

Supports the implementation of the annual communications and fundraising plan including event outreach and engagement, external communications, and donor initiatives. 

Apply using our online form, and if you have any questions or need more information, please email board@parc.on.ca.

About PARC 

Our passion for providing member-driven programming, employment, food security, social space and safe supportive affordable housing, has evolved and grown to meet our members’ needs for over 40 years.  To learn more about who we are and what we do: 

PARC Annual Reports 

Sign up for PARC E-news 


Please consider supporting our work through an online donation or a fundraiser as we continue navigating these challenging times.

The Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre is a social service charitable organization that imagines a world where everyone lives with dignity, safety and there are enough resources for everyone to achieve their potential.

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Toronto, ON M6R 1A3

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