Basic Income

Basic Income: The Time Has Come

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
140 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2T8

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event.

After the film, The Manitoba Story, Ron Hikel, Joli Scheidler-Benns and Dana Bowman will share first hand experiences and lessons learned from the Manitoba and Ontario basic income pilot projects.

Panel Discussion: Lindsay Basic Income Pilot Project

In April 2017, the Ontario government launched a basic income pilot project. Out of 4000 participants in Ontario, half will come from Lindsay. This means that Lindsay is at the heart of this innovative pilot. What happens there will tell us how receiving higher incomes will impact not only the lives of people involved in the project, but also the community as a whole.

Sponsored by the Basic Income Peterborough Network, this panel discussion reveals some highlights from the pilot to date.

Featured panelists:

John Hagarty, Chief of Police
Dr. Bert Lauwers, CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital
Roderick Benns, Lindsay Advocate publisher and journalist
Dana Bowman, Basic income participant


The Basic Income WE WANT: Dinner & Community Discussion

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
534 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3S1

Join us for a dinner and community discussion about the basic income we want. After releasing a discussion paper on basic income, the provincial government wants to hear what you think about basic income and how a pilot project in Ontario should work.  Please see below for a full agenda for this event.

DisOrientation 2016: Basic Income Workshop

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
1600 West Bank Drive
Bata Library 210
Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2

Why are so many people in our community struggling to pay for food and rent? When it comes to poverty and hunger, limited incomes and inadequate social assistance rates are making it impossible for people to make ends meet. Join us in Bata Library Room 210 for a hands-on workshop on how we can stop poverty in its tracks. This session will introduce the idea of a basic income guarantee, an exciting policy intiative whose time has come.


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