Working Group

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 eli@thetyc.ca.

Ongoing Projects

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

About Eli

Eli Aaron
Budget Lead
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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.