Community Engagement

I am inviting District 8 residents’ to provide their input on how to spend $56,400 in the community. The funds will be allocated using the Participatory Budgeting model that was used last year’s District 8 Participatory Budget vote. The benefits of this process are that it encourages great ideas to come forward from local groups, builds community support and collaboration, and gives local residents a direct say in how they want the District 8 capital funds spent.

On PB vote night everyone is encouraged (including children!), come and help choose projects that will help build a stronger community. This is a more engaging and different way to make decisions about how to spend public money in our neighborhood.

Community members, like YOU, will propose projects and/or make recommendations on how to spend this money.

  • Do you live in District 8 Halifax Peninsula North? View Map
  • Need funding for a project to support, enhance, build community?

Does your community:

  • Need funding for a project to support, enhance, build community?
  • Want to see more public art, bike racks, benches?
  • Does your neighbourhood want to improve a park or playground?

Capital projects that provide a public benefit are eligible for funding. You are encouraged to contact my office and speak to Nadine Yuriev my Council coordinator her email is Yurievn@halifax.ca or you can call her at 902-490-1577 if you have any questions.

What can be funded is capital projects that provide a public benefit. Residents should know in advance that all HRM policies and guidelines must be met. Read the HRM District Capital Policy here.

Learn How to apply here


Dates:

Participatory Budget Information Night

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Terry Symonds Auditorium – Halifax North Memorial Public Library – 2285 Gottingen St.

Everyone is welcome to learn more about the Participatory Budget process, to identify what type of capital projects are eligible for funding, and to receive feedback on project ideas

Proposal Submission Deadline

Midnight | Friday, May 19, 2017

Email to nadine.yuriev@halifax.ca or by mail Nadine Yuriev, Council Support Office PO Box 1749 Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

District 8 Participatory Budget Community Vote

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 6 PM to 9 PM

Main Hall, Italian Canadian Cultural Association | 2629 Agricola Street

District 8 residents of all ages are invited to vote on their favourite projects in person. Residents can drop by anytime between 6:00-9:00pm to vote. Successful projects will be announced that evening.