Katherine Martin

Katherine Martin

Political Staff, City of Toronto Councillor Shelley Carrol

I am political staffer at Toronto City Hall with a passion for community engagement and capacity building through civic engagement. With background in social work I have experience working in housing, mental health and food security.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

As one of the facilitators of the City of Toronto’s Participatory Budgeting Pilot I was able to see first hand the impact participatory democracy has in resident’s understandings of government and their ability to impact change in their community.


What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to see the many different approaches to participatory democracy and learn more about how they have been able to impact local communities.