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Opportunities for Participation in 2024 City of Ottawa Draft Budget Process

It’s your city and your budget, so we want to hear from you! The City of Ottawa engages with residents to gather ideas and feedback as it drafts the budget each year for City Council’s consideration. Residents have many opportunities to consult on the budget year-round through our office, committee meetings, social media, contacting 3-1-1 and scheduled engagement opportunities during the budget process.

Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities and contributes to decisions about investments in services that you want and need.


  • Submit your ideas to our office at

  • Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). Call our office at 613-580-2475.

Drafting the budget:

Feedback on the Draft Budget:

  • The draft budget is tabled at Council on November 8.

  • Following tabling, residents can provide feedback on the draft budget in the following ways:

    1. Participate in Councillor-led public consultations. Check back regularly here on our website as Councillor Kelly will be adding dates when they are available.

    2. Ask questions through the Engage Ottawa page from November 8 - December 6.

    3. Follow along with Standing Committee meetings. At the meetings, there is an opportunity for community delegations to register and make a brief presentation to the Standing Committee.



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