How Participatory Budgeting has worked
For 15 years, the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process has given Toronto Community Housing residents the opportunity to decide how to spend capital funds to improve their communities.
The PB process has included:
- Planning: Joint monitoring committees, which include Tenant Representatives and resident leaders, review the PB process with staff to make sure that it is transparent and allows for strong communication between residents and staff.
Tenant Representatives and resident leaders work together to identify possible projects in their community. All residents are encouraged to attend these workshops.
Residents choose the projects that will go forward to an allocation meeting. Residents also choose one voting delegate and one alternate delegate to represent their community at the allocation meeting.
Delegates from all communities attend allocation meetings to vote for the projects that should receive funding. All residents are welcome to attend an allocation meeting. However, only delegates are allowed to vote.
Working together to improve PB
Toronto Community Housing has suspended PB so that tenants and staff can work together to improve the process.
In October 2016, consultation sessions were held across the city about the PB process.
The materials from those consultations sessions are available on our website.
The results of these consultation sessions are going to be considered by the Board of Directors in November and December, 2016.
Citywide tenant consultations
Through citywide meetings, Toronto Community Housing wants to engage and collect feedback from tenants on a new process where they can make decisions on projects that improve their communities.
Tell us what you think:
August 1, 2017, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 65 Greencrest Circuit (Markham Road & Lawrence Ave East), main floor recreation room
August 2, 2017, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2195 Jane Street (Downsview Acres), main floor recreation room
August 3, 2017, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 931 Yonge Street (TCHC Head Office), main floor conference room
August 3, 2017, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 341 Bloor Street West (Senator D. Croll Apartments), 2nd floor recreation room
For more information read the Citywide tenant meeting information sheet (PDF) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-981-4072.