Budget Talks

Thank you for submitting your ideas to make everyday life easier for people in Ontario. This consultation is now closed.

The ideas which receive the most votes will be announced in the 2017 Budget.  We’ll spend up to $3 million bringing up to eight ideas to life.

How it works

  • Phase 1 complete

    Phase 1

    Idea submission

    Closed - December 11

    Propose projects by midnight on December 11 to implement a pilot, study, event or digital service to help solve one of 8 focus areas.

  • Phase 2 complete

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    Project review

    Closed - January 27

    All projects will be reviewed to ensure they meet the submission criteria, and are within the scope of the Ontario government to deliver.

  • Phase 3 complete

    Phase 3

    Public voting

    Closed - February 23

    Submissions that meet the requirements of the project review will be posted online where you can vote for the projects you would like to see implemented.

  • Phase 4



    We’ll announce which projects will be implemented and provide progress updates throughout the Budget year.

19,229 votes cast by 6,774 people

Browse the 13 projects that were selected for public voting and stay tuned for the 2017 Budget, where we’ll announce the results of the vote.

fight climate change through conservation and a low carbon economy

Fight Climate Change Through Conservation And A Low-Carbon Economy

help students achieve their full potential

Help Students Achieve Their Full Potential

increase access to child care

Increase Access To Child Care

invest in community infrastructure projects

Invest In Community Infrastructure Projects

make government services faster and easier to use

Make Government Services Faster And Easier To Use

make health care easier to access

Make Health Care Easier To Access

strengthen reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

Strengthen Reconciliation Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Peoples

support Ontario’s small businesses

Support Ontario’s Small Businesses

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Other ways to participate

Find out more about the pre-Budget consultations and how you can participate.