January 2017: Basic Income Pilot consultation

December 7, 2016

Information from the Government of Ontario: We're launching a pilot project to study different ways of delivering income support and reducing poverty in Ontario. We'd like you to join the conversation.

We want to measure how giving people a basic income might impact individuals and families across the province.

Your input will be used by the government to design and implement this pilot project. We will share a final report on what we hear and introduce a plan for the pilot by April 2017.

Closing date: January 31, 2017


Every day, individuals and families mainly get income supports through programs such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and the Ontario Child Benefit.

We want to test new approaches to improve health, employment, and housing outcomes for Ontarians and reduce poverty in the province.

In June 2016, we asked the Honourable Hugh Segal for advice on how we could design, deliver and evaluate a basic income pilot. Mr. Segal has submitted a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which we're using as the starting point for this consultation.

Read the basic income discussion paper by Hugh Segal and a summary of his recommendations.

Read more: January 2017: Basic Income Pilot consultation

Event Information:

When: January 2017

Where: Cities across Ontario - see the link for dates and locations