TRCA Announces New Corporate Services Division

For more than 60 years, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has worked with all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and residents within the municipalities that we serve. Our organization works to ensure the conservation, restoration and responsible management of Ontario’s water, land and natural habitats through programs that balance human, environmental and economic needs.

As the needs of our communities continue to evolve, TRCA must remain agile in the face of its diverse and ever-changing lines of business and growth pressures, while achieving performance- based results. That is why we recently introduced changes to our organizational structure that will improve our efficiency and effectiveness. The changes were based on input received during consultation with TRCA staff, our partners, and external stakeholders.

In order to provide centralized, unified support for fundamental business operations and to provide better service to our partners, TRCA has realigned the following seven corporate service business units into one division known as Corporate Services:

  • Clerk and Corporate Records
  • Communications and Events
  • Finance
  • Strategic Business Planning and Performance
  • Information Technology Management
  • Property and Risk Management
  • Project Management Office

This Corporate Services division, led by Michael Tolensky, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, will address opportunities to improve critical corporate functions, digitally enable processes to gain maximum value from technology and lead a culture of rigorous cost management. Further, the concentrated responsibilities of the Corporate Services division will allow TRCA’s remaining divisions to focus on what they do best: delivering essential programs and services.

As a result of this realignment, the former Planning, Greenspace and Communications division has been renamed Planning and Development. This change reflects the crucial role that TRCA plays in the planning and development in our partner municipalities, including our contribution to the health and integrity of the regional greenspace system.

Through these changes, TRCA will continue to execute on its strategic priorities and provide essential services to all communities in the Toronto region, for now and for generations to come.