Rotman School of Management hosts Inclusive Economies: Exploring the Social Assistance Landscape

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

The Rotman School of Management is hosting a public event on November 8 that will explore the social assistance landscape, including ideas around basic income and how behavioural economics can shape the design and implementation of social assistance programs.

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Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction hosts Basic Income... It Still Matters

Friday, October 27, 2023

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT, lunch included

Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K1

Join the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction at its October 27 event for a look back at the transformational impact of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project.

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Intelliware hosts Envisioning Canada's Future: The Basic Income Revolution

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Intelliware Office, 200 Adelaide W., Toronto, ON M5H 1W7

Canadian finance and technology consulting company Intelliware is hosting a basic income event at its office in Toronto on October 18.

Intelliware hosts Envisioning Canada's Future: The Basic Income Revolution

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Annual General Meeting and Virtual Event September 16th, 2023 at 10 am

You’re invited to attend the Ontario Basic Income Network’s Annual General Meeting and Virtual Event, held over Zoom, on:

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

You can attend using the Zoom invitation link below:

OBIN AGM: 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Food Security and a Basic Income Panel Discussion: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Please join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 834 2459 7641

Passcode: 975572

The meeting agenda and reports will be shared prior to the meeting.

We will start our meeting with general business and conclude with a panel discussion on food security and a basic income, moderated by Member of Parliament Mike Morrice. The panelists include representatives from:

Please join us on September 16th!

AGM Nov. 5th

You’re invited to attend the Ontario Basic Income Network’s Annual General Meeting and to hear from guest speakers during a zoom meeting on:

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Register in advance for this meeting: 


(agenda and reports will be shared prior to the meeting)

We will start our meeting with general business and conclude with guest speakers including Senator Bernadette Clement.  Updates on the Basic Income movements nationally and provincially will be provided.  

Please join us! 

Public Service Alliance of Canada hosts Why Northern Communities Need a BI

Monday, October 24

5:30- 6:30 PM MDT

7:30- 8:30 PM EDT

A just recovery from the pandemic means that no one is left behind. What is Guaranteed Livable Basic Income? What does it mean for communities in the North?

Join us for a virtual event on why northern communities need Guaranteed Livable Basic Income. We’re looking forward to hearing from MP Leah Gazan and Craig Berggold. PSAC North REVP Lorraine Rousseau will moderate the discussion.

At the end of the event, participants will have the chance to take part in a digital action in support of our demand for Guaranteed Livable Basic Income.

There will be French and Inuktitut simultaneous interpretation.


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Ottawa BI Rally Makes News

On Tuesday, for the opening session of parliament, Basic Income Ottawa held a rally outside parliament to remind MPs of the importance of Basic Income. MPs like Leah Gazan, MP for Winnipeg Centre, came out to show their support. Ottawa City News came by and Joe Foster gave a great interview you can listen to here.

Green Resilience Project Final Report Launch

Mark your calendar! ​​On April 13, Green Resilience Project will be launching their final report, which summarizes a series of conversations hosted in communities across Canada on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience. They'll be chatting with a panel of our community partners about what they heard from their communities and where we go from here.

This event will be hosted via Zoom, which you can register for here.

Hope to see you there!

Disability Without Poverty’s national director Rabia Khedr

In an interview with BICN's Roderick Benns, Disability Without Poverty’s national director Rabia Khedr said that real headway is being made in securing a basic income for people with disabilities in Canada – and that’s good for the whole basic income movement.

“I support all people having a livable income,” Khedr said. As people with disabilities, we believe everyone has the right to have their basic needs met, regardless of their ability to work. We should be supporting society’s members with their basic needs so they’re not struggling.”

Khedr says basic income though is most clearly on the table for people with disabilities at the moment, given the most recent throne speech committed to the creation of a new Canadian Disability Benefit for people with disabilities.

The national director says her organization came about specifically as a result of the pandemic, which pushed people with disabilities “further into the margins.”

You can read the rest of the interview here.

NDP MP Leah Gazan introduces private member bill for GLBI framework development

NDP MP Leah Gazan, who represents Winnipeg Centre, introduced a private member’s bill to develop a national framework for a permanent Guaranteed Livable Basic Income (GLBI) in Canada. Gazan is proposing a GLBI for all people living in Canada over the age of 17 regardless of participation in the workforce or an educational training program. Gazan also says the proposal will take into account differences in costs of living regionally, and there are provisions to ensure people with exceptional health or disability needs do not have their services reduced. Senator Kim Pate will also be introducing a similar bill in the Senate. You can see Bill C-232 here and if you click Read more below for Gazan's statements.

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