2017 Committee Membership

In December 2016, Michelle was appointed by Mayor John Tory to serve as the City's first Advocate for the Innovation Economy. She will lead the City's efforts to encourage growth in the sector, promote and project innovation and technology jobs and position Toronto as a leader in the innovation economy in all respects.  

Michelle is the chair of Scarborough Community Council (SCC). Based on a geographic area of the city, Community Council’s responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils report to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.

Michelle is the chair of the City's Corporations Nomination Panel. This committee screens applicants, conducts interviews and recommends to City Council public member appointments to City, partnered and external corporations including Build Toronto, Invest Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Lakeshore Arena Corporation, Waterfront Toronto, and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Board.

Michelle is a member of the Economic Development Committee. The primary focus of the committee is the economy, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations to strengthen Toronto's economy and investment climate.

Michelle is a member of the Striking Committee. Its mandate is to make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of the at-large members of the Executive Committee, the members of the standing committees, and members of various special committees and other committees; make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of representatives on agencies and public advisory committees; and to make recommendations to Council on the meeting schedule for City Council and Council Committees.

Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations (ABCCs)

Many important services are administered on behalf of the City and the community through separate City agencies, boards, commissions and corporations (ABCCs) and other special purpose bodies (SPBs), each having its own relationship with City Council. Other services are administered through corporations that are partnered with the City.

ABCCs range in size and scope from large corporations with a lot of authority over their own operations, such as Toronto Hydro Corporation, to small community-based boards that rely on community involvement and volunteers to deliver programs.

If you are interested in applying to serve on a City board or special purpose body, please visit current opportunities on the City’s Public appointments website on a regular basis.

Michelle is a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Governors, Invest Toronto Board of Directors, Design Exchange Board of Directors, Toronto Business Development Centre Board of Directors, Scarborough Arts Council, Canadian National Exhibition Association Board of Directors, & Committee of Revision.