A Basic Income Guarantee ensures everyone an income sufficient to meet basic needs and live with dignity, regardless of work status.
We invite you to join and support the movement for a Basic Income Guarantee for all.
Titled Basic Income: Bold Ideas, Practical Solutions for discussion of the idea of Basic Income, the 17th Annual NABIG Congress is a great opportunity to learn about the most recent thinking in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe on this important issue.
The 2018 NABIG Congress will run from Thursday May 24, 6:30pm, run all day on Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26 (with optional evening activities), and end at about mid-day on Sunday May 27 (with brief Basic Income Canada Network and US Basic Income Guarantee Network organizational meetings to follow, for those interested).
The major themes for the 2018 NABIG Congress are:
The following is a statement from the Board of Directors of Basic Income Canada Network. ( Version Française )
Basic income, guaranteed annual income, demogrant, negative income tax and similar terms are capturing headlines. There is little inherent in these names, however. Many variations are possible, with different costs and benefits: having a constructive conversation about them depends on understanding design issues and the principles that guide them.
Design issues include (among many others) the benefit level, how payment is made, how frequently it’s paid and how other income is treated. Design also addresses critical issues such as what programs the basic income is intended to replace, on what grounds, and what other programs are important to keep, strengthen or build.
For BICN, a basic income guarantee is one that ensures everyone sufficient income to meet basic needs and live with dignity, regardless of work status. We believe principles including universality, non-conditionality, security, autonomy, dignity, and economic and gender equality should guide basic income dialogue and design.
A good basic income design for Canada is one that: