Board of Directors

Basic Income Canada Network is governed and led by a volunteer board of directors. Our board includes people with vast knowledge of basic income, poverty, homelessness and related subjects, and public policy making in Canada. Among the board are people who, as well, have the lived experience of poverty.

Current board members are (biographies):

  • Eleni Bakopanos, Montreal, QC
  • Stephen Brown, Brampton, ON
  • Debbie McGraw, Saskatoon, SK
  • James Mulvale (Vice-Chair), Winnipeg, MB
  • Sheila Regehr (Chair), Toronto, ON
  • John Rook, Calgary, AB
  • Pierre Stevens (Treasurer), Halifax, NS
  • Celina Symmonds, Medicine Hat, AB
  • Lorna Turnbull, Winnipeg, MB
  • Paul Vallée, Ottawa, ON
  • Jenna van Draanen (Secretary), Vancouver, BC
  • Maria Wong, Vancouver, BC

Ex-officio advisors to the Board

  • Kelly Ernst (Past Chair), Calgary, AB
  • Chandra Pasma (Policy), Ottawa, ON
  • Rob Rainer (Organizing), Perth, ON
  • Thomas Allgoewer (Fundraising), Ottawa, ON