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Nov 10

Basic Income Community Consultations in Halton

The Ontario government has released Hugh Segal’s Basic Income discussion paper, titled “Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario”.

While the Ontario government is using this discussion paper as the starting point for consultations, they are currently hosting basic income pilot consultations across Ontario to gather input on the design and implementation of the basic income pilot in 2017. The closest provincially organized consultations are in Hamilton, Kitchener, and Northwest Toronto.

To ensure that Halton resident’s voices are included in the consultation, the Halton Poverty Roundtable, with the support of our members and facilitating partners, have organized two community consultations for Halton. These discussions will be open, inclusive, and all voices will be heard. Refreshments will be available throughout the two consultations.

Thursday, December 1st , 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Halton Multicultural Council. Click Here for Oakville Registration.  

  1. Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Milton Bible Church. Click Here for Milton Registration. 

Transportation and childcare costs reimbursement is available. Please contact us at leena@haltonpovertyroundtable.com for further information on this piece.

An agenda and more details about the consultations will follow closer to the date. The registration deadline for these sessions is Monday, November 28th, 2016.

For more information about the province’s basic income consultations and process visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/basic-income-pilot-consultation

See also this guide: https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-guide-basic-income-pilot-project

 If people are unable to participate in these consultations, here are additional ways to share your feedback:

  • Basic Income Pilot: Public Survey https://www.ontario.ca/form/basic-income-pilot-public-survey
  • Email your feedback directly to the provincial government at basicincome@ontario.ca
  • There may also be a need for more consultations in Halton in the coming months and we are open to supporting any and all opportunities to discuss what a basic income pilot could mean  for us as well as gathering as many recommendations on design and implementation.

The province is accepting feedback on basic income pilot design and implementation until January 31st, 2017.

Click here for a flyer about the consultations.

Facilitating Partners for these sessions include: