23-26 May/Mai 2024 | Ottawa, Canada

You will not want to miss this first-of-its kind, pan-Canadian forum for better income security—through a Basic Income Guarantee.

Mark your calendar and start planning! May 23-26, 2024, in Ottawa and virtually.

Every day, headlines showcase people struggling with the crises we face—in food insecurity, housing affordability, precarious jobs, extreme weather, mental distress, discrimination, the disruption of artificial intelligence, anxiety about today, and lack of hope for the future.

These issues and many others are not only about income, but they are always about income. When we have income security enough to meet basic needs, then we have options, we have capacity to help ourselves and each other, we can manage transitions and take good risks, we can fix other problems. The need is urgent! The solutions are effective and affordable.

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Please join us to meet amazing speakers with perspectives from different sectors.

Come to strengthen our collective:

Knowledge – of a wealth of evidence and analysis on basic income;

Connection – across ideas and people from politicians, policy advocates and students to non-profit leaders, service providers, researchers, artists, and pilot and program participants;

Action – with skills and strategies to influence governments to act in the public interest.

If you have a specific contribution to make, a Call for Participation in the fall of 2023 is your opportunity. Or there are competitions you may want to enter.

Where to stay?
There are options and they can book up fast so check out the Travel and Accommodation page

When can I register?
Registration will open later in 2023.