Ontario is releasing a report that summarizes the feedback gathered from thousands of people across the province on how to design and deliver a basic income pilot.
Basic income is a payment to eligible families or individuals that ensures a minimum income level. It is designed to help people meet their basic needs while supporting long-term social and economic prosperity and security for everyone.
More than 35,000 people and organizations shared their ideas on a range of topics including who should be eligible for a basic income, which communities to include, how a basic income should be delivered and how the pilot should be evaluated during the consultations.
Consultation feedback supports a basic income pilot that:
- Includes Ontario residents aged 18-64 living in socially and economically diverse communities, in urban, rural and northern locations
- Helps people living on low incomes meet their basic needs
- Lifts people out of poverty, with long-term improvements in health, employment and housing.
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