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Join Our Board of Directors!

Are you passionate about showcasing and celebrating disability in the arts? Want to get involved in the growing Canadian disability arts community? The Disability Collective is seeking Board of Directors members who will bring dedication and innovation into our organization!


We approach all aspects of our work with joy and excitement, and are dedicated to celebrating disability and sharing our knowledge of accessibility in a positive and uplifting way!


We are seeking individuals who are familiar with disability arts and possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Non-profit financial expertise

  • Fundraising

  • Donor relations

  • Strategic planning

  • Event planning

  • Marketing

  • Human resources

  • Legal expertise

  • Diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility in the arts


We are prioritizing applicants who identify as BIPOC and disabled.


Although The Disability Collective is based in Toronto, we welcome board members from across Canada. The Disability Collective is looking for Board members who identify as disabled to join our disability-led organization.


The Disability Collective (TDC) is the only fully disability-led performing arts organization in Toronto. Dedicated to celebrating and showcasing work created solely by disabled artists, TDC strives to de-stigmatize disability and challenge perceptions of disability by providing disabled artists with paid opportunities to share their work in a variety of forms, along with actively advocating for and improving accessibility and inclusion in the Canadian arts community by providing disability consultation services. We are committed to strengthening the disability community's presence in the arts and creating a space where disabled artists can connect and grow their practices together.



Each member of the Board of Directors will attend bi-monthly meetings (six per year) and commit to serving a two-year term. In addition to adhering to Board governance and overseeing the finances of the organization, ideal candidates will also help develop and implement strategies that will generate revenue, attract new audiences, and build the organization’s profile.


Commitments of each Board member include:

  1. Regular attendance at Board meetings and our Annual General Meeting.

  2. A commitment to participate actively in priority work as it arises.

  3. Staying informed on Board matters, which includes preparing in advance for meetings, and reviewing and commenting on minutes and reports.

  4. Building a collaborative working relationship with other Board members that contributes to the organization’s success.

  5. Familiarizing yourself and staying informed about the programming activities of the organization, of the arts community in Toronto, and of the disability arts community across Canada and beyond.

  6. Participation in fundraising and outreach for the organization.


Although board members cannot be financially compensated for their work or be involved as an artist with The Disability Collective while being on the Board, Board members receive complimentary tickets to all TDC events, enjoy the benefits of building a community of disabled artists across Canada, and participate in a collaborative and positive environment with The Disability Collective team and fellow Board members.


As a disability-led organization, we want to remove any and all barriers and strive to meet all access needs! For access support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We will work together with our Board members to ensure their access needs are met. 


If you would like to join a passionate and access-forward organization with a dedication to creating opportunities and space for disabled artists, please send a letter of introduction as well as a resume to Theodore Walker Robinson, Board Chair, at Deadline for applications is Thursday, July 11 at 11:59 PM EDT. Potential candidates for The Disability Collective Board will be interviewed by current members of the Board.


The Disability Collective is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community, and will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of any ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, country of origin, citizenship status, language, physical and mental ability, size, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or any other characteristics that make our communities and individuals unique. We recognize that disability has a compounded impact on those at the intersection of other marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous, and 2LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour, women and femmes, fat people, religious minorities, and more.


We look forward to reviewing your application! Thank you for your interest.

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