If you’re interested in learning more about the Basic Income Plan being proposed by the Ontario government, you may want to attend one of two public information sessions this week.
Algoma Community Legal Clinic hosts Mike Balkwill from the Put Food in the Budget campaign for 2 information sessions regarding the Ontario Government Basic Income Pilot project. Both sessions are open to the public.
Every day, individuals and families mainly get income supports through programs such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and the Ontario Child Benefit.
The Ontario government wants to test new approaches to improve health, employment, and housing outcomes for Ontarians and reduce poverty in the province.
In June 2016, the government asked the Honourable Hugh Segal for advice on how we could design, deliver and evaluate a basic income pilot. Mr. Segal has submitted a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which the sessions will be using as the starting point for this consultation.
Mike Balkwill will describe the ‘basics’ of Basic Income and provide a critical analysis of the proposed Basic Income Pilot Project.
The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday January 18, 2017 Session 1: 9:00 am – Noon and Session 2: 1pm – 4pm at the Sault Ste. Marie Delta Hotel, Thompson Room
The Algoma Community Legal Clinic is a law office funded by Legal Aid Ontario. It is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and support staff, who provide free legal advice and representation to eligible clients in certain areas of law.
The Put Food in the Budget Campaign www.putfoodinthebudget.ca is a grass roots group committed to raising social assistance rates and the minimum wages to levels that ensure people can live lives of health and dignity.