SCAN works to support public consultations, town halls and other initiatives that enable Scarborough residents to have a voice on important decision-making processes.
The Scarborough Civic Action Network in partnership with Social Planning Toronto held a City Budget Town Hall on December 14, 2016 at the Dorset Park Community Hub so that residents across Scarborough could learn about the proposed city budget and more importantly, voice their concerns and priority issues. Over 65 residents attended and voiced concerns about housing, transit and employment. In addition, SCAN helped to organize workshops so that residents could give deputations to the Budget Committee.
The Scarborough Civic Action Network organized community consultations across Scarborough to ensure residents were given the opportunity to learn about and provide their input for the Government of Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot. More than 100 residents representative of the demographic diversity including ethnicity and socioeconomic status that makes up Scarborough’s population had the opportunity to take part in consultations held throughout January 2017 at Agincourt Community Services Association, Warden Woods Community Centre, West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. SCAN’s submitted a report summarizing the consultations to the Ministry of Community and Social Services.