Organizers/Sponsors*

Meet the Team

  • Dr. Tracy Smith-Carrier, School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University
  • Sheila Regehr, Basic Income Canada Network
  • Dr. Wendy Gifford, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Pier-Luc Turcotte, Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université d’Ottawa
  • Mandy Kay-Raining Bird, Coalition Canada-Basic Income/revenu de base
  • Pierre Stevens, BICN, BINS
  • Natalie Appleyard, Citizens for Public Justice
  • Ken Yang, UBIWorks
  • Tom Cooper, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
  • Dr. Hugh Shewell, Professor Emeritus, Carleton University
  • Dr. Sid Frankel, BICN, BI Manitoba, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. James Mulvale, University of Manitoba
  • Joe Foster, Basic Income Ottawa
  • Wil Robertson, Coalition Canada
  • Luc Gosselin, Revenu de base Québec
  • Josephine Grey, St. Jamestown Co-op and Oasis Food Hub
  • Tim Ellis, LeadNow
  • Ben Earle (BICN, Feed the Need Durham)
  • Karen Thompson
  • Jocelyn Dilworth
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Royal Roads University School of Humanitarian Studies
  • University of Ottawa Center for Research on Health and Nursing 
  • Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence
  • Ontario Basic Income Network
  • Basic Income Canada Network
  • Citizens for Public Justice
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • Feed the Need in Durham
  • Energy Mix Productions
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Carleton University School of Social Work
  • Coalition Canada-Basic Income/Revenu de base
  • UBIWorks
  • Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  • Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
  • Le Centre Oblat/A Voice for Justice

 *In expressing our appreciation for the Forum’s varied sponsors, we want to note that some may not have an organizational position on basic income, or on a particular model for Canada, and that makes their openness to exploring this solution in the interests of reducing poverty and improving equality, security and the well-being of people in this country all the more valuable.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights and early guaranteed income champion, was often quoted for the famous line:

"The arc of the moral universe bends towards justice”.

The less quoted part of his message is that it doesn’t happen without us "so jump out of your chair, leap up and grab that arc and bend it and pull it and twist it and drag it towards justice.”