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, Montréal, QC
  • Stéphane Boisvert, Ottawa, ON
  • Stephen Brown, Brampton, ON
  • Tara Kainer, Kingston, ON
  • Floyd Marinescu, Toronto, ON
  • John Mills, Hamilton, ON
  • Sheila Regehr (Chair), Toronto, ON
  • John Rook, Calgary, AB
  • Pierre Stevens (Treasurer), Halifax, NS
  • 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