Conference – The New Economy and a Basic Income Guarantee

  • DATE:  May 29 2017
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Innis Town Hall Theatre (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8)
    Reception – 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
    CIRHR Library (121 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8)
  • OPEN TO: Private event. Registration required.

This conference will bring together more than 250 representatives from academia, community, government, industry, law, unions and workers to:

•       Identify changes to the nature of employment, labour and work that are pushing stakeholders in work arrangements (e.g., government, industry, labour and workers) towards considering changes to social programs;
•       Understand the challenges, expectations and priorities of stakeholders to more effectively reflect their basic needs in the design of social programs;
•       Review the fundamentals, history, and purpose of a BIG, as well as the evidence and theory on the intended and unintended labour market impacts of such a policy;
•       Explore the relationship between a basic income guarantee policy and the broader politics of labour policy and redistribution in Ontario; and
•       Examine the economic, financial, political and social realities that are underlying stakeholders’ motivations towards administering, designing, organizing, planning, and receiving a BIG.