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June 27, 2024

Family Service Toronto congratulates Executive Director Chris Brillinger on his June 27 appointment by the City of Toronto to the Toronto Police Service Board (TPSB).

“I am excited and honoured to be entrusted with the job of bringing a community and social justice perspective to the work of the board,” Chris said on news of his appointment for a two-year term ending November 14, 2026.

Chris joined FST as Executive Director in August 2019 after 31 years of exemplary leadership and dedication to Toronto public service including his role as the city’s Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration. 

“He has been instrumental in much of the work of the City of Toronto to create safer, more caring communities including our youth equity strategy, poverty reduction strategy and strong neighbourhood strategy,” as stated in the City’s motion for his appointment.

“We are pleased to congratulate Chris on his appointment to the Toronto Police Service Board,” added FST Board President Olympia Baldrich. “As Executive Director of Family Service Toronto, Chris has demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to issues of social justice and equity and his work has been grounded in the lived expertise of people and the community.

“That experience combined with his many years of Toronto public service will serve him well in working to set objectives and priorities for the effective provision of the City’s police services,” she added. “We wish him all the best in this volunteer role and look forward to his continuing work at FST.”

The TPSB’s primary role is to set objectives and priorities for the effective provision of the City’s police services.

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