Feedback and engagement

Each year we conduct public engagement to get input from residents and businesses to guide the development of the draft annual budget.

We conduct engagement on the budget a number of ways, including:

  • Online
  • Talk Vancouver survey
  • Community and key stakeholder outreach

All of the public's input on the budget helps to inform City Council’s deliberation of the draft budget, leading to the approval of a final budget for the upcoming year.

2021 Budget

How we engaged

​​​​​​​Engagement for the 2021 Budget was conducted between August and September 2020.

Over 8,300 Vancouver residents and businesses participated in the survey, which was conducted mainly online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were also approximately 10,600 visits to the Shape Your City budget pages. Participants were also able to try balancing the budget themselves through a new interactive tool. 

Public engagement report* (873 KB)

What happens next?

The Draft 2021 Budget for City Council consideration will be presented to Council on December 1. Council is scheduled to deliberate and vote on the budget at their December 8 meeting.

It’s not too late to have your say on the 2021 Budget. Here’s some ways you can engage:

​​​​​​​Want to learn more about the budget process? Find out how we build the annual budget​​​​​​​

*Due to some services being unavailable due to COVID-19, the Civic Service Satisfaction Survey was not conducted this year.

Your City budget explained