Did you know that TAC’s councils and committees are home to more than 800 individuals representing 200 of TAC’s member organizations? In return for their active participation, volunteers gain knowledge while building professional networks and leadership skills.
Volunteering is both a benefit of membership and a way to give back to Canada’s transportation sector. Our new Guide to TAC Councils and Committees offers important information for both current and prospective volunteers and answers many questions about getting and staying involved (hint: it’s easy).
TAC’s volunteer structure has been growing in size and strength. Our councils and committees were reorganized in 2020, and in 2021 five new committees were added to meet emerging needs. To support these changes, several TAC committees are actively looking for volunteers:
- The Climate Change Integrated Committee seeks practitioners who can support interdisciplinary efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
- The Small Municipalities Integrated Committee seeks public- and private-sector practitioners who understand the challenges facing rural areas and smaller communities, and who can support outreach to their colleagues.
- The Mobility Management Committee seeks individuals who are involved in curbside management (including EV charging), shared bike or e‑scooter services, and mobility service data.
- The Digital Applications Committee seeks individuals with expertise or interest in transportation analytics, big data, and digital twinning.
- The Education Committee seeks post-secondary instructors, researchers and others who want to strengthen transportation programs and student awareness of the transportation industry.
- The Professional Development Committee seeks individuals who want to help organizations manage knowledge, develop technical and non-technical training, and mentor young professionals.
- The Human Resources Committee seeks representatives from transportation organizations to share knowledge on employment practices and support the creation of healthier, more diverse and equitable work environments.
Please consider these opportunities to get involved and help shape Canada’s transportation industry – and be sure to let interested colleagues know about them. Remember that TAC’s upcoming Spring Technical Meetings (April 1-29) are a great opportunity for potential volunteers to observe any council or committee meeting that interest them – simply contact us for more information.