Basic Income Pilot Consultation

The Province is launching a pilot project to study different ways of delivering income support and reducing poverty in Ontario, and there are opportunities coming up for us to get involved. These changes could affect many of our members! The province wants to measure how giving people a basic income might impact individuals and families across the province.

Your input will be used by the government to design and implement this pilot project. They will share a final report on what they hear and introduce a plan for the pilot by April 2017.

There will be discussions around how the Province designs, tests and delivers the pilot. They’re particularly interested in your thoughts about:

  • who should be eligible
  • which communities to include in the study
  • how the benefit is designed
  • how we deliver the pilot
  • how to evaluate the pilot

There is a local consultation happening on January 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W., Kitchener). Please click here to register and confirm your attendance.  Please note that the date/location has changed from the originally scheduled consultation!

If you’re interested in reading what’s happened at the consultations held thus far, summaries from each session are available online.