In December, many of us turn our focus to feeding people we don’t know, especially through food donations or volunteering at emergency food programs. We feed community members with a hopeful sense of Until. We hope that the food they receive will last until their next cheque comes in. And we hope that they will only need this help until they get a decent job (Statistics Canada tells us that most food-insecure people already have jobs. However, these jobs just don’t pay enough to keep food on the table).
What’s the key to a healthier, happier, more secure life for all?
Join us for this free talk by Evelyn Forget.
Thursday, November 28th
7:00PM – 9:00PM
at the Lion’s Centre,
347 Burnham Street
Everyone is welcome at this FREE event.
After the film, The Manitoba Story, Ron Hikel, Joli Scheidler-Benns and Dana Bowman will share first hand experiences and lessons learned from the Manitoba and Ontario basic income pilot projects.
Peterborough family physician Michelle Fraser explains why she wishes she could prescribe a basic income for her patients.
In April 2017, the Ontario government launched a basic income pilot project. Out of 4000 participants in Ontario, half will come from Lindsay. This means that Lindsay is at the heart of this innovative pilot. What happens there will tell us how receiving higher incomes will impact not only the lives of people involved in the project, but also the community as a whole.
Sponsored by the Basic Income Peterborough Network, this panel discussion reveals some highlights from the pilot to date.
John Hagarty, Chief of Police
Dr. Bert Lauwers, CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital
Roderick Benns, Lindsay Advocate publisher and journalist
Dana Bowman, Basic income participant
Peterborough community members talk about how a basic income would allow them to explore their creative side and invest in their art.
Join us for a dinner and community discussion about the basic income we want. After releasing a discussion paper on basic income, the provincial government wants to hear what you think about basic income and how a pilot project in Ontario should work. Please see below for a full agenda for this event.
Peterborough community members speak to the benefits of a basic income guarantee (BIG) for addressing income inequality.