Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting

​​How Participatory Budgeting has worked

For over 15 years, the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process has given Toronto Community Housing tenants the opportunity to decide how to spend funds to improve their communities.

The participatory budgeting logo The 2018 PB process

Phase one: Identify local needs 
  • Tenants will be educated on the process and encouraged to participate
  • Staff will support tenants to develop their ideas and provide key information about items 
  • Local needs will be identified at building meetings

Phase two: Decide on projects
  • Communities will decide which non-capital items to present on allocation day, and select a delegate and an alternate 
  • Communities will decide on their projects and delegates between June and August
  • In October, delegates will vote on projects and PB Monitoring Committees are formed
Phase three: Implement Decisions
  • Staff purchase selected items
  • Monitoring committees meet monthly until all projects are signed off
  • Monitoring committees meet at the end of the year to assess the program

Download the PB brochure (PDF) to learn more about the changes to the Participatory Budgeting program for 2018.  

Allocation day

Allocation meetings will he held in October and November 2018. Visit our allocation meeting page to learn more about allocation day, and to find more about upcoming meetings. 

Questions about PB

If you have questions about PB, contact: