Join us on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Regent Park Community Centre for our 2019 Gender & Equity Responsive Budgeting Town Hall. Interactive digital voting by Data on the Spot technology will be used at this town hall to solicit feedback and identify key investment priorities for City Council. Light refreshments will be served. ASL interpretation will be available.
In 2016, 2017, and 2018, City Council approved motions by Councillor Wong-Tam to include an intersectional gender equity lens in the City budget. These motions are a major opportunity to join cities across the world that already promote gender equity, by rethinking how spending and revenues impact Toronto’s families – especially diverse women and girls in the city.
Since putting forward these motions, the City of Toronto has established an Equity Responsive Budgeting process to provide an equity impact analysis of changes in the staff recommended Operating Budget. Equity impact analysis identifies: equity seeking groups that are impacted, with an emphasis on women and persons with low income; barriers to equity that are affected (e.g. access to services); and level of impact.
It is important that everyone has fair access to city resources, and that we work together to ensure these resources are creating a City where everyone can prosper! We need your participation and input to improve Toronto's budget. From recreation services to child care subsidies to TCHC housing repairs, your voice matters!
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