The Ontario government recently announced details of its Basic Income Pilot Project.
ISAC held a webinar on basic income last October, which examined the idea of basic income and some of the opportunities and risks, particularly for people on social assistance.
Using the information in that webinar as a starting point, this follow-up webinar will also include specific information about how the pilot project will work and what the implications might be, not only for low-income Ontarians but also for social assistance reform.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 1:00pm-2:30pm
The webinar will examine questions like:
- What is a basic income program? How would one work? What is it for?
- Why do so many people from different political perspectives support basic income? What does this mean?
- What problems do people think basic income can solve? What are the opportunities and risks?
- How will the Ontario government’s pilot project work? And who will be able to participate?
- What are the implications of the pilot project, particularly for people on OW and ODSP?
- What impact could the pilot project have on how low-income people in Ontario get income supports and other benefits in the future?
- What can all of us do now?
This webinar is for low-income people living in all areas of Ontario, people who work with them at various community-based groups and agencies, and interested anti-poverty advocates. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to talk about next steps for community members across Ontario.
Your Legal Rights is hosting the webinar and will record it for future viewing online.
UPDATE: The webinar has been recorded
You can watch the webinar and download the slides from the Your Legal Rights website: http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/basic-income-ontario-what-low-income-people-service-providers-and-advocates-need-know