Would a Universal Basic Income (UBI) guarantee a good life for all Canadians?

Register for the second session of the Broadbent Institute’s 2020 Digital Convening Series on Thursday, May 14th at 10AM PT/1PM ET, for a discussion on UBI.

This pandemic has brought into sharp focus the critical need for income support and the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become part of the public conversation. Lifting the income floor is a top concern for progressive Canadians worried about growing poverty and increasing inequality.


“What are the key questions we need to ask about UBI? How do we best build social and economic solidarity while ensuring dignity and security for all Canadians?”

Simon Black, activist and Professor with the Department of Labour Studies at the Brock University, will first explore the origins and history of the idea of a universal income and the link between work and income. Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers will then assess what forms of basic income are being proposed, what UBI could mean in a market economy, and the risks of looking to UBI as a silver bullet.

Please join us! If you weren’t able to join the first session, check out all the informative video and material presented hereRegister for all individual upcoming convenings here, too.

To involve as many people, with differing backgrounds and experiences, as possible in these important discussions about our shared future, all series convenings are free to join.

Alejandra Bravo, Director of Leadership and Training
Broadbent Institute

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