This document contains Community Recreation for All’s assessment of the 2012 Parks, Forestry and Recreation budget proposal based on available information from Parks, Forestry and Recreation and City documents.

This document is for discussion purposes only and reflects the best of our knowledge. Significant research is needed to assess the cumulative impacts of the proposed budget on children, youth and communities. Significant research is also needed to assess the financial impacts of proposed cuts for other City departments.

The 2012 Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) budget proposal for 2012 takes aim in particular at children and youth, impacting free registered children and youth programming; youth outreach workers and youth employment. The 2012 PFR budget proposal is also unsupported—at least publicly—by relevant data and key information.

Read the full CRFA budget briefing