Participate in Canada's pre-budget consultations

By: Laura Published: 01/02/2021

get involved in the pre-budget consultations for the Government of Canada #Budget2021

2020 was a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all aspects of society including the economy, healthcare systems and global supply chains. Last spring, the Government of Canada was supposed to release their annual budget but due to increased financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic, it was put on hold.

As many countries face inwards to address domestic needs, the devastating secondary effects of COVID-19 are widening the gaps of inequality around the world. Before February 19, make your voice heard in this year’s federal budget so we can #StopTheDeadlyDivide.

why your voice matters now

For the first time in 20 years, we are losing progress on ending extreme poverty: over 150 million people are predicted to be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of 2021. The Government of Canada must commit to increasing Canadian Aid in the upcoming #Budget2021 to protect hard-won development gains that are being threatened by the pandemic including disruptions in education, routine vaccinations and access to healthcare facilities.

This virus knows no borders so if we are to fully recover domestically, we need to contribute to a global recovery - no one is safe until everyone is safe.

how you can take action

All pre-budget consultations close on February 19 so please take action today!

Fill out a questionnaire: Fill out the Government of Canada’s pre-budget consultations questionnaire. It’s your chance to let them know what is most important to you, what challenges you see ahead, and how Canada can prepare for a robust economic recovery.

  • In the last two open-ended questions, clearly explain why investing in a global response to the pandemic and increasing Canadian Aid in the #2021Budget will help us recover domestically and #StopTheDeadlyDivide.
  • Explain how this virus knows no borders and that to fully recover domestically, we must contribute to a global recovery that will see travel, tourism, and supply chains return.
  • Outline how for the first time in 20 years we are losing progress on ending extreme poverty. Make clear that Canada has an opportunity to be a global leader by investing in Canadian Aid.

Use social media: Your Member of Parliament (MP) cares about what you want to see in the upcoming budget so use social media to let them know.

  • Create your own post and explain why a global response to the pandemic is necessary and that it must be reflected in the 2021 budget. Be sure to tag your MP, @FinanceCanada and use the hashtag #Budget2021.
  • If you don’t want to create your own post, you can Tweet instantly by clicking below.

This pandemic knows no borders! We must ensure that commitment to the global response is embedded in #Budget2021. Increasing Canada's aid budget will help us recover domestically and is the right thing to do! @FinanceCanada #Canada4Results

I am Canadian & I care! In #Budget2021 we must invest to protect women & children everywhere. By increasing #CanadianAid we will have greater impact & can do more to support innovative financing mechanisms like @theGFF @FinanceCanada #Canada4Results

To read more about the budget process, read past economic snapshots, or to access additional resources including the schedule of ministerial roundtables, visit this site.