Better Budget Toronto aims to inform and influence Toronto’s budget-making process as a means to building a better city. We’re committed to sparking debate and hosting participatory budget events, with a near-term focus on influencing Toronto’s 2014 municipal elections.
What We Stand For
Transforming Toronto’s budget process to embody citizens’ aspirations for a better city and a more engaged society.
We’re guided by a commitment to openness, transparency, clarity, and accessibility, and by a desire to harness citizen engagement, incorporate long-term thinking, and ensure fiscal sustainability.
On October 19, 2013, in partnership with the Wellesley Institute, we hosted Better Budget Day, a day-long civic engagement workshop focused on designing a better budget process for Toronto. The event brought together about 75 engaged Torontonians from across the city and from a range of fields including public policy, academia, labour, business, technology, social advocacy, journalism, and community organizing.