Basic Income and COVID-19

Basic Income: The International Response To COVID-19

Published: 19 May 2020

Facing a health and economic crisis due to COVID-19, governments around the world are putting cash directly into people's hands through programs such as the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), and one-time American stimulus checks. These measures are providing help for some, but not everybody is eligible for assistance.

Recently, 50 Canadian Senators recommended transitioning to a national Basic Income; but how do we expand these programs to stop people from falling through the cracks and to make them a permanent feature of our social safety net?

This webinar will bring together government representatives and Basic Income advocates from Canada, the United States and Europe to discuss the Basic Income response to COVID-19 and explore how we can work with governments to make Basic Income part of the "new normal".

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Is Basic Income the Answer to Financial & Physical Wellbeing After COVID?

Published: 20 April 2020

Basic Income and COVID-19

Published: 7 April 2020