Budget 2013 Consultations

October 11, 2012


Many of you may already be aware that the Alberta government is soliciting public input on budget priorities for next year. The following information is provided by the Alberta government. Please consider participating so that children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families can be assured the services and programs they require will be adequately funded.

What would you like to see in Budget 2013? What trade-offs would you make to see your priorities get the attention you feel they deserve?

What would you do if you were Finance Minister?

Those are the kinds of questions the Government of Alberta is asking people in a public consultation designed to identify Albertans? priorities for Budget 2013. There are multiple ways Albertans can participate:

Take the Budget 2013 survey (deadline is October 31) – https://surveys3.praxis.ca/goa_dollarsandsense_2012/

or view the printable version (pdf) at: http://finance.alberta.ca/business/budget/Budget-2013-Consultation-Survey-print-version.pdf

Please note: the online survey is optimized for Internet Explorer.

Attend a public open house in your region (various locations October 4 – 13) – see list below

If there are priorities that we haven?t mentioned or you want to provide more detail, you can also provide a written submission by October 31, 2012 to:


Alberta Treasury Board and Finance


5th floor, Oxbridge Place

9820 – 106 Street

Edmonton, AB

T5K 2J6

About the budget

There is a lot more to developing a provincial budget than revenues and expense, deficits and surpluses. The budget reflects the government?s financial plan to support the programs, services and infrastructure that Albertans need and want.

There are almost four million Albertans and they don?t all share the same view of what the government?s priorities should be. The challenge for government is to strike the right balance among competing priorities and do what is best overall for the province.

Consulting with Albertans is one of first steps toward developing a new budget.

If you are interested in participating, RSVP to: tbf.minister@gov.ab.ca and indicate which consultation listed below that you plan to attend.

Red Deer – Thursday, October 11   

3 p.m. ? 5 p.m.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Promenade A

37471 Highway 2 South

Gasoline Alley

Red Deer County, AB


Grande Prairie – Friday, October 12


9:30 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Inn Suites Grande Prairie

Conference Centre, Salon A

9816 – 107th Street

Grande Prairie, AB


Fort McMurray – Friday, October 12 

2 p.m. ? 4 p.m.

The Stonebridge Fort McMurray Hotel

Athabasca Room

9713 Hardin Street

Fort McMurray, AB