The Budget Working Group advocates to include the priorities of Toronto's youth in the City Budget. The Working Group also aims to increase youth awareness and engagement in the City Budget process.
This working group does not have a formal application process. If you are interested in joining, and/or have other questions, please email our Budget Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Budget Impacts
Analyzing the Police Budget
Youth Budget Engagement
Securing Funding for Programs Addressing the Roots of Violence
Commercial Parking Tax Advocacy
Transit Funding Advocacy
Eli is serving his third term on the Toronto Youth Cabinet Leadership Team and has served as Budget Lead since 2019. Eli previously served as Transit Lead. In 2019 he graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Transportation Planning. Through Northern Secondary School’s Co-op Program, Eli worked in Councillor Matlow’s office. He has made numerous deputations to committees of Council, advocating for vital programs for all Torontonians. Eli is a lifelong resident of North York and uses public transit on a daily basis. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring all corners of the city by bike, on public transit and on foot.