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 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 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: