Economic Prosperity

A strong economy is the foundation of a well-run city. The Economic Prosperity Task Force is focused on using industry knowledge to support efforts to encourage sustainable economic growth that leads to more jobs, higher incomes, less poverty, higher living standards and a healthier municipality.

The task force’s mandate is to advise on how the City of Vaughan can best deliver on its commitments made in the Council-approved Economic and Cultural Development department Strategic Business Plan, 2020-2023.


While the City is not directly responsible for the success of innovative entrepreneurs and companies, it plays a vital role in developing the type of community that will retain existing successful business leaders and innovators while attracting the additional risk-takers, entrepreneurs and talent needed to continue to grow local prosperity.


The City will work to support businesses, respond to the challenges of unforeseen circumstances and economic uncertainty, and build capacity and resiliency for businesses in the long term.


The task force is made up of Members of Council as well as City staff and members of the public.


Read the Economic ProsperityTask Force Terms of Reference (PDF).


Council Members


Councillor Carella's image


Ward 4 Councillor
Sandra Yeung Racco



Councillor Shefman's image

Deputy Mayor, Local
and Regional Councillor
Mario Ferri



If you would like to attend a task force meeting, you can search for a meeting date and time in the Council Meeting Calendar. If you would like to speak on a matter on a task force agenda, you may do so. Learn more about speaking to Council.