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Arundel, Caryl

Arundel, Caryl


Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management



Distance Education


Caryl Arundel is the Coordinator of the Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management offered through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.  She is also a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

Caryl holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University (Kingston) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Planning Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her undergraduate degree is in urban geography from the University of Toronto.

Caryl has 20 years' experience in municipal government in Toronto and in London, England. She has held a range of senior leadership positions including housing and childcare operations; social policy and planning; organizational and operational analysis; and political advice and support to the Mayor of York and the Metropolitan Chairman.

Caryl Arundel works as a policy and management consultant specializing in projects in the public and nonprofit sectors.  Her consulting work includes research and policy analysis; governance; organizational review and development; engagement, facilitation and training; and, strategic planning and program review and evaluation. She works with public sector organizations including the cities of Sudbury, Toronto and Windsor, the Regional Municipalities of Peel, Durham and Niagara, and the County of Simcoe; and with large and small nonprofit organizations including, Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force, Family Services Toronto, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canadian Policy Research Networks, Heart and Stroke Foundation (Ontario), and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario).

Current Courses:

Caryl teaches courses in local government and politics; social policy; strategic planning; organizational effectiveness; and, critical issues facing the non-profit sector.

Selected Publications:

Caryl is interested in urban and municipal issues, governance, human services and social and health policy.   Some publicly available examples of her work include:

Professional Affiliations:

Caryl Arundel is a member of the board of directors of Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. Caryl is a member and past Chair of the Canadian Urban Institute, a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (past national board member), a member and past Chair of the Toronto Group of IPAC, and a member of Lambda Alpha, (land economics) Simcoe Chapter. Caryl has served on a variety of voluntary boards and associations including the Toronto District Health Council and the Community Information Centre of Toronto and until recently has coordinated the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration.

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