10 No Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome! is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small, achievable actions at the City-level that would improve life in Toronto’s neighbourhoods, right now. A series of 10 short videos will be released on Spacing Toronto from Sept. 15-19, highlighting 10 No Brainers contributed by a diverse cast of Torontonians. The project will wrap up with a free Pop-Up Event where City Council candidates can pitch which No Brainer they’d champion at City Hall and the public can join in the conversation: October 9 in the East End.
The Toronto Youth Cabinet is the City’s official body representing Toronto’s youth on municipal issues. We asked the Youth Cabinet what they thought was the best way to engage youth meaningfully in civic issues. And their answer: participatory budgeting.
Here, Arjun Sahota, the 16-year-old Executive Director of the Youth Cabinet, speaks about the potential of participatory budgeting to take youth civic engagement to the next level and how we could implement it in Toronto, right now.