On May 4, 2022, Tamarack Institute hosted a conversation focused on the Green Resilience Project. This insightful discussion provides background on key themes and recommendations heard in local conversations across Canada during the course of the Green Resilience Project, and how local context shaped and is reflected in the conversations.
West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities. Earlier this year, Jessie Golem spoke with Josh Drodza to talk about the Green Resilience Project community conversations they have been conducting in the West Kootenay region.
Earlier this month, Green Resilience Project steering committee member (and chair of the Basic Income Canada Network) Sheila Regehr spoke to Keith Wiley on the EcoCentric Radio show about the role of income security when it comes to taking action on climate change.
One of the vocal supporters and advocates for those on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot is Joli Scheidler. She is based in Lindsay, ON and is hosting several Green Resilience Project community conversations in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Brock Township. Joli is a PhD Candidate at York University in Health Policy and Equity, Sessional Instructor for Ontario Tech University and the Research Project Manager for SSHRC funded research focused on Basic Income involving four university partners. Joli’s research for Basic Income Canada Network was used in the report Signposts to Success that analyzed early results of the Ontario Basic Income pilot.
A new opinion piece from Green Resilience Project steering committee members Mitchell Beer and Sheila Regehr makes the case for including basic income in Canada’s climate action plan.
On November 9, join members of the Green Resilience Project steering committee and staff team for a Vibrant Communities webinar on the links between climate change and basic income.
Last October 23, Basic Income Nova Scotia brought together an incredible suite of panelists at their annual basic income conference. If you missed the live event, you can still watch a recording here.
This Saturday, Basic Income Nova Scotia is hosting its fourth annual basic income conference which will take place in-person at the Halifax Central Library and be livestreamed for anyone who’d like to tune in virtually.
Basic income has a long history in Canada. From a basic income pilot that took place in rural Manitoba in the 1970s to a recent and prematurely cancelled pilot that took place in Ontario in 2017-18, basic income has grown from a trendy economic idea to one that is currently being discussed and debated at the highest levels of government. So what is it?