Budget Talks participation

A review of who participated in Budget Talks 2017, our online pre-Budget consultation tool.

In 2017:

  • 10, 452
    registered participants
  • 404
    ideas submitted
  • 923
    total comments
  • 19,229
    total votes
  • 6,774
    people voted

The finalists

Thirteen ideas in total were selected for voting.

The top 3 ideas that received the most votes will be funded and implemented by the government.

Learn more about the ideas that received the most votes and will be funded in the 2017 Budget or browse all of the finalists selected for voting.
Idea status Idea name Votes Focus area
Will receive fundingWinner badge Reducing and preventing food waste 3,269 Fight Climate Change Through Conservation And A Low-Carbon Economy
Will receive fundingWinner badge Improving digital services for libraries 2,764 Invest In Community Infrastructure Projects
Will receive fundingWinner badge Accessing digitized health data 2,127 Make Health Care Easier To Access
Will not receive funding Create indoor farms in northern Indigenous communities 1,970 Strengthen Reconciliation Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Peoples
Will not receive funding Help Indigenous youth get teaching degrees and teach on reserves 1,895 Help Students Achieve Their Full Potential
Will not receive funding Tree-planting program in primary schools 1,181 Fight Climate Change Through Conservation And A Low-Carbon Economy
Will not receive funding An online service for families to find doctors and doctors to find new patients 1,176 Make Health Care Easier To Access
Will not receive funding Speech-language pathologists in childcare centres 1,120 Increase Access To Child Care
Will not receive funding Use community service hours to teach life-saving skills to high school students 1,024 Help Students Achieve Their Full Potential
Will not receive funding Internship marketplace for small businesses and students 963 Support Ontario’s Small Businesses
Will not receive funding Cargo bikes to deliver goods and transport people 665 Fight Climate Change Through Conservation And A Low-Carbon Economy
Will not receive funding Mobile app to gamify government and public interactions 624 Make Government Services Faster And Easier To Use
Will not receive funding Online tool to help Ontario Works recipients access programs 451 Make Government Services Faster And Easier To Use

User demographics (of 10,452 registered participants)

Age

Under 18
6%
18-24
12%
25-34
25%
35-44
18%
45-54
13%
55-64
11%
65-74
6%
75+
1%
No answer
8%

Gender

Men
34%
Women
54%
Other
2%
No answer 10%

Education

Elementary school:

1%

High school:

15%

College:

17%

Technical / trade school / apprenticeship:

3%

Undergraduate degree:

24%

Graduate / professional degree:

30%

No answer:

10%

Ideas, comments and votes by focus area

This year, participants submitted ideas and cast their vote to help us solve one of 8 focus areas.

View all ideas submitted


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