Fostering community engagement through budget discussions

ACE (Active Community Engagement), a non-profit organization, recently held an insightful panel discussion on interpreting the 2023 budgets.

The event brought together renowned experts to shed light on the key highlights and implications of the annual budgets announced by all three levels of government. The forum was supported by community leaders such as Markham Regional Councillor Alan Ho, Markham Ward 2 Councillor Ritch Lau and retired police officer Raymond Miu.

The 2023 Budget Forum took place on May 21 at Pacific Mall in Markham. The event aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of the budgetary decisions made by the governments, with a specific focus on macroeconomics, housing affordability, the real estate market and other significant aspects.  

ACE invited Dr. Terence Yuen and Alice Cheung to share their expertise and insights.

Yuen, a senior economist, offered an expert analysis of the budget’s macroeconomic implications, policy priorities, and potential effects on businesses and the overall economy.

Cheung, a senior real estate expert, provided valuable insights into the potential impact of the budget on the property market, investment opportunities, and related sectors.

The panel discussion engaged the audience in an informative and interactive conversation, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the 2023 budgets and their implications for various sectors. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights directly from the panellists.

“By bringing together experts from different fields, we hoped to foster informed discussions and empower individuals to actively participate in shaping the future of our society,” said ACE president Robin Choy.

ACE is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting political participation and fostering community engagement. Through various initiatives and events, ACE aims to empower individuals to actively contribute to the betterment of society.

For more information about ACE and its initiatives, visit


Photo (l-r): Terence Yuen, Alice Cheung and Robin Choy.


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