Call for Committee Volunteers for the PCA!
September 2023 — The Nominations and Election Committee is calling on you to get involved in your neighbourhood association!
The PCA’s Executive and committees need to reflect the diversity of The Pocket in terms of age, ethnicity, geography and other aspects. We encourage you to consider serving on our Executive or one of the committees below. If you are interested in getting involved, email us.
1. Communications Committee
Facilitates communication between the PCA and its members, primarily through the website and social media.
2. Events Committee
Plans and executes neighbourhood events, such as the annual neighbourhood party, annual skating party, annual street sale, film nights, Phin Park clean-up day, and the Pumpkin Parade.
3. Fundraising Committee
Finds sponsors/in-kind donors for events; manages the silent auction at the annual neighbourhood party.
4. Membership Committee
Maintains a confidential list of members; maintains contact with members through e-blasts and Street Captains; promotes membership; collects annual membership fees.
5. Neighbourhood Support Committee
Co-ordinates monthly Sip & Chat at a local diner; manages assembly and delivery of welcome bags for new residents; oversees other initiatives that promote residents’ physical, emotional, and social well-being.
6. Phin Park and Greening Committee
Promotes the maintenance and beautification of Phin Park, planting of trees and shrubs and other nature-based initiatives.
7. Pocket Change Committee
This committee, also known as the Pocket Change Project, is working to make it easier for all of us to live sustainably, without reliance on fossil fuels, so The Pocket can become a net-zero community, and contribute towards Toronto’s Net-Zero climate goals. Pocket Change involves neighbours working together and learning from each other to undertake green home improvements, make the switch to sustainable transportation options, green our yards and public spaces, and engage in other sustainable living practices. You can sign up for this committee’s e-newsletter here: https://www.pocketchangeproject.ca/subscribe
8. Street Captains
Communicate with residents on their route on behalf of the PCA and voice resident concerns to the PCA; promote people joining/renewing during annual membership drive.