On August 11, 2023, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) received a letter from the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery, outlining five orders for the organization. Please click here to see the advisory for more details.

As part of the Minister’s Orders, there are governance changes that impact TICO’s Director nomination and recruitment process.

TICO is now launching an updated Director election process.

TICO’s Board of Directors is accepting applications from experienced leaders within and beyond the travel industry for five positions on the board:

  • Two (2) Industry Directors (who are involved in the travel industry); and
  • Three (3) Public Directors (who have no direct personal or business interest in the travel industry).

Directors will be elected for up to three-year terms at TICO’s Annual Meeting on September 26, 2023.

NOTE: The submission deadline to receive all applications has now passed. No further applications will be acccepted. 

What can you expect as a TICO Director?

TICO recently asked several past Directors about their experience serving on TICO’s Board of Directors.

Here is what we heard:

  • About getting involved in the first place: A common theme was that there were misconceptions about TICO prior to getting involved. Travel is an entrepreneurial industry and there may be a bias against regulation. After joining the Board, there was greater understanding about the consumer protection side of TICO’s work.
  • About the professional impact of being on TICO’s Board: As a Director, you get to know the other members of the Board, who may represent other business models or industries altogether. Embracing and building an effective Boardroom culture is a key goal. There is a lot of learning that happens from the insights shared around the table and professional relationships that continue on well beyond TICO’s boardroom table.
  • About whether to run for election: Past Directors have voiced that they are passionate about the travel industry and enjoyed being able to bring their perspective to others on the TICO Board. They found it to be a supportive environment, where both other Directors and TICO staff help in getting you settled into your role.
  • About what it takes to be a Director: Directors are regular people in the industry who have chosen to get involved. There is a need for diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills. If you have an interest, the time to commit to the role and relevant skills, don’t hesitate to add your name to the voting ballot!


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