The idea is to gather stories from Edmontonians to remind City Council that a city’s budget impacts the everyday quality of life for residents. Sharing these stories will remind Council that access to quality programs, services and infrastructure is what truly makes Edmontonians prosperous. It is a movement to continue building a city where Edmontonians thrive, and where the needs of those who aren’t thriving are accounted for in decision-making.
Thrive YEG doesn’t advocate for any specific item to be funded. That’s ultimately the job of City Council to decide. What Thrive YEG does, is makes it easier for people to share what makes a positive impact in their lives so Council can make balanced and informed choices.
We may not all agree on the nitty gritties of what those approved budget items should be, but the philosophy is that sometimes we need to spend money on things that are a priority to some but not others. We are a city of almost a million people, and it only makes sense not everyone will have the same lifestyle or needs. We are Canadian. We are Albertan, and we are Edmontonian. In our experience, Edmontonians are there for one another. Together, we can make a difference so all Edmontonians can thrive over the next four year budget.
This project puts forward the following values:
Thrive YEG a project about regular Edmontonians who want a great city we can all thrive in, and about City Council considering a budget that will get us there. Our goal is to encourage a dialogue that is positive, respectful and rich in diversity of experience.
Thrive YEG is a 100% volunteer driven project. It is funded by donations of time, skills and resources of the people who believe in the value of this project. If you love this project and have some capacity you can share with us, please email us at email@example.com and we'd be happy to bring you on board!
Thrive YEG has decided not to open up our own social media accounts. Instead, we are going to rely on building up this grassroots movement using one another’s social networks. You can help, by using the hashtag #ThriveYEG and directing people to www.thriveyeg.ca to share their stories.
The City of Edmonton provides funding and/or staff support for many things that may impact your daily life. Here are a few examples (not a complete list):
Please visit the City of Edmonton website at https://yegcitybudget.ca/ or phone 311 for more information.