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Advertised Position Details

Posting Date: 04/25/2017
Closing Date:
Agency Title:
Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
Position Title:
Member (Part Time)
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5E 1E5
File Number:
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change seeks a dynamic, highly skilled individual interested in, and qualified for service on the Ontario Clean Water Agency’s Board of Directors. 

The Board, who is accountable to the Minister for the overall supervision of the management of the Agency’s business, works with OCWA’s senior management team to set strategic direction, goals and objectives. The Board also reviews/monitors corporate performance and performance of the CEO and senior management of the Agency.

OCWA is a provincial crown agency established under the Capital Investment Plan Act, 1993 (CIPA). As an Operational Enterprise Agency, OCWA provides water and wastewater operations and maintenance services, project management, financing and advisory services.  OCWA is also available to provide emergency services.  Clients include a range of municipalities, commercial and other enterprises, First Nation communities and organizations.

OCWA has approximately 750 Ontario Public Service employees and operates over 800 water and wastewater facilities.

Experienced leaders with the passion and drive to collaboratively develop and implement a strategic vision to guide OCWA. 

Motivated individuals who demonstrate:
• good business judgement and demonstrated high ethical standards
• excellent understanding of municipal utility operations, water/wastewater service delivery and infrastructure financing
• broad understanding of the context in which the OCWA operates
• thorough knowledge of and commitment to sound Board governance practices
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships with the Chair, other Board members, agency management and a broad range of stakeholders
• a commitment to innovation and customer service

Fluency in English is required. 

Board members are appointed by an Order In Council for a term of up to three (3) years and are subject to renewal.
Time Commitment:
OCWA Board members are appointed on a part-time basis.  A commitment of approximately six to ten hours per month (not necessarily evenly distributed across the year) is required.  Appointees participate in meetings and/or teleconferences primarily during normal business hours.
Quarterly Board meetings are held in the Toronto area and Board members also serve on Board subcommittees and participate in strategy sessions. Some occasional travel may be required due to some meetings being held outside the GTA.
The per diem rate for OCWA part-time members is $200. Appointees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out committee duties in accordance with the relevant directives, guidelines and policies of the Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet.
More Information:
For more information about the Ontario Clean Water Agency, please visit:
Ethics Statement:

Government appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

If appointed you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest Rules. Information is available on the Conflict of Interest Commissioner's website: You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, board or commissions.

Ontario Human Rights Code:
The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an equal opportunity organization. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To apply online please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat website at Please note that you must use the online Public Appointments Secretariat application form available on the Public Appointments Secretariat website to apply. A downloadable application form is also available. Resumes, cover letters or any other additional documents will not be accepted. For more information, please visit our how to apply webpage.

All applications must quote the file number PAS-1761 and be received by the closing date.  If not applying online, applications must be signed and received by fax, mail or hand delivery no later than June 13, 2017 and addressed to:

Public Appointments Secretariat
Room 2440, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W4
Tel:  416-327-2640
Fax: 416-327-2633
Toll Free: 1-855-825-3422

We thank all interested applicants but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.