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Lunch and Learn: A Basic Income for Alberta – Can it happen here?
Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!
When: November 25, 2020 @ 12pm
Where: Online Virtual Event via Zoom (register in advance)
Erick Ambtman, Executive Director, EndPovertyEdmonton
Lee Stevens, Policy & Research Specialist, Vibrant Communities Calgary
This Lunch & Learn is on a basic income guarantee, where governments provide a no-strings attached cash transfer to their residents designed to meet their basic needs. The idea is hardly new, but it has gained renewed attention and interest, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions of Canadians. Different versions of a basic income have been implemented on a trial basis around the world in the past, present, and even future. With that in mind, can a basic income program be implemented here in Alberta? In this discussion, our speakers will make the case for why a basic income — if designed properly — could help our most vulnerable populations not only survive, but thrive.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a virtual event.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Nov 25 2020
- Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm