Basic Income Guarantee Forum

BIG Forum Ottawa May 23-26

Timezone: EST

Virtual event

In person

University of Ottawa, Learning Crossroads
100 Louis-Pasteur Private
Ottawa ON K1N 9N3

You will not want to miss this first-of-its kind, pan-Canadian forum for better income security—through a Basic Income Guarantee. In-person and virtual attendance options available.

Lead Organizing Partners

  • 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

May 23-26, 2024 

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.

Featured Speakers

  • Yves-Marie Abraham
  • Evelyn Forget
  • Ugo Gentilini
  • Josephine Grey
  • Rabia Khedr
  • Dr. Danielle Martin, MD
  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie
  • Jim Stanford
  • Paul Taylor
  • Jessica Topfer

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