Basic Income Waterloo Region is a group of everyday people who are passionate about revolutionizing Canada’s social safety net. We are committed to seeing a basic income implemented to solve the socioeconomic problems affecting communities across Canada. We're not aligned with any political party, because support for basic income extends across Canada's political spectrum. We promote research, base our arguments on evidence and collaborate with partners throughout Waterloo Region to make basic income Canada’s next great social program.
I got interested in the basic income guarantee because I don’t think income security should be mainly a question of luck.
Canada’s long federal election campaign of 2015 is finally over, and the Liberal Party of Canada is the big winner. Those who wanted change got their wish. Those of us who wanted a government friendly to the idea of basic income got our wish too. Now what?
With just under a month to go in Canada’s federal election, federal party leaders are announcing their campaign platforms. Basic income will not be a campaign issue in this election, but the election is still an opportunity to promote progressive policy.
Canada Day is a good time to reflect on all the things we in Canada have to be proud of, and also to renew our dedication to work for what we still need: in particular a universal basic income.
I met a man sitting on a sidewalk. He sat with a small cup in front of him, and he looked at me, said something that I did not hear, and then looked down toward his cup. I passed him riding my bicycle on my way to buy food.
On May 4, federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced a few planks of his party’s economic platform for the up-coming election. One of his proposals is a new income-support program called the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) that would help low- and middle-income families. This should make Canadian basic income advocates very excited.
It takes considerable time for me to find a Mother’s Day card for my mother, and I always settle on something good enough. Every year I am reminded how unusual I find my mother.
We are thrilled to launch our new logo and website! A lot has happened since our founding in early 2014, and we have big plans for 2015.
The BIWR is comprised of volunteers, and we're always looking for more people to join us.