The movement for a basic income is gaining steam. Join Nourish and the Basic Income Peterborough Network as we explore the economic case for a basic income guarantee (BIG) with University of Manitoba economist, Dr. Evelyn Forget.
A basic income would ensure an income that is sufficient meet basic needs and live with dignity. It is increasingly recognized as an effective way to reduce poverty and insecurity, address severe economic inequality, and promote more democratic and engaged citizenship.
Limited forms of basic income already exist in Canada for seniors and children under the age of 18. Old Age Security, for example, provides financial support to all adults over 65, while the Guaranteed Income Supplement extends additional resources to seniors living on low incomes. If implemented nationally, the extension of such programs to the broader population has the potential to generate increased economic opportunities, promote better health outcomes, and reduce inequality.
With support spanning the political spectrum, a basic income guarantee is a proposal for policy change thats got people talking. To learn more, visit the Basic Income Canada Network.