Board of Directors


Get involved at TCM. Join a Committee or become a Board Member.

Bill Feng, Chair
Retired, formerly VP Shared Services at BlackBerry
Attends: Chinese Gospel Church Scarborough


After retiring, Bill felt a calling to get involved with a local ministry outside his church. From his own experience, Bill has seen the impact that youth ministry can have to change the trajectory of a life. Coming to know and trust in our Saviour is a wonderful thing, but to know him at an early age means having the joy of a lifelong relationship with Him. Bill was encouraged to join the board after Steve Chu, TCM’s recently retired Spiritual Director, gave him a tour of the different communities and shared about the work TCM does in the city.

In his free time, you can find Bill with his wife Julie discovering Toronto through the foods of the world. Bill is also an avid fisherman and has been know to enjoy shooting trap and skeet.

Melanie AU

Melanie Au, Vice Chair
Director of Sales & Site Operations at Suncor Energy
Church: The Meeting House


Having moved from Montreal 7 years ago, Melanie and her husband have grown to love Toronto and wanted to be involved in causes which support our local communities. Melanie was encouraged to join the board by Alana Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Intriciti and a strong advocate for TCM. Melanie is passionate about the approach TCM embraces in focusing resources in prevention and building relationships with the families through our services.

Melanie and her husband live downtown Toronto and are often found with their two small children in tow exploring the city and enjoying all the different ethnic foods.

Tim Corney, Treasurer

John McNeill, Secretary

Neil Hodgson
Retired, formerly President of Timbren Industries
Attends: Forest Brook Community Church


After previously sitting on TCM’s board, Neil was encouraged to rejoin the board by Dave and Bill. Neil is passionate about supporting the work at Toronto City Mission and the significant role they play in six ministry communities. Neil also services on several boards in the broader community and leads an Alpha group at his church.

When not serving in ministry, Neil and his family enjoy spending time at their cottage in Prince Edward County.

Jonathan James

Kyle Peterson

Reflections from the board

Call for Nominations

Toronto City Mission (TCM) is inviting interested candidates to serve as members of the Board of Directors or committees.

Established in 1879, TCM is the oldest and longest running mission in Toronto. TCM is a non-profit organization serving families impacted by poverty in five high priority communities in the city. One in four children in Toronto lives in poverty; we desire that each child and their families find hope through Jesus Christ. We believe in training, teaching, and mentoring whole families to become leaders in their own communities.

Mission: Through God’s transformational power, we build loving relationships to bring hope to children and families impacted by poverty

Vision: Families, impacted by poverty, will lead transformed lives

As part of its governance structure, TCM has a Board of Directors supported by two committees:

  • Finance and Resource Committee
  • Fundraising Committee

These volunteer committees will provide the Board and the Executive Director with expert advice on matters affecting TCM.

We are looking for mature Christians who are as passionate about urban ministry and serving at TCM. Ideally the Board candidates will have a desire to learn about one or more of the communities in which we serve. In addition, we are looking for candidates that have some of the following experience:

  • Good leadership and/or board (corporate or nonprofit)
  • Fundraising or communications
  • Finance, legal or general management
  • Christian ministry leadership

A Nomination Committee made up of a subset of board members will evaluate candidates for the Board and committees. The most qualified candidate will be recommended to the Board for their consideration and appointment. Candidates will be voted in at the Annual General Meeting to be official board or committee members of Toronto City Mission.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application below