Basic Income Symposium 2016

Basic Income in Canada and Australia:
Building Political Support and Designing for the Real World


Tour of Winnipeg Harvest - 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Morning Programme - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Welcoming Remarks – David Northcott, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest

Launch of Child & Family Poverty Report Card for Manitoba – Sid Frankel & Campaign 2000

Panel 1 – Politics, Persuasion, and BI
Jennifer Mays: The Political Context and State of the Discourse on BI in Australia
Sid Frankel & Jim Mulvale: The Political Context and State of the Discourse on BI in Canada
Karine Levasseur: The Political Context and Discourse on Economic Security in Manitoba

Panel 2 – BI and Specific Populations
Jennifer Kaighin: Dependent/ Rights holder? Both? How Constructions of Young People Impact Access
Damon Johnston: Economic Security for Indigenous Peoples and Communities
Kathy Mallett: Education and Economic Security for Urban Indigenous Peoples

Lunch - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Provided by Winnipeg Harvest (We will be accepting a free will donation to cover the cost of lunch).
Please note: Winnipeg Harvest is unable to accommodate dietary needs. Attendees are also welcome to bring your own or eat at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon Programme - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Panel 3 – From political debate to programme design and implementation
Jennifer Mays & Jennifer Kaighin: Openings for Policy Shifts Towards BI In Australia
David Calnitsky: When Poverty Disappears: Investigating Manitoba’s Mincome Experiment
Evelyn Forget: Pilot Lessons: Ontario’s BI Pilot

Closing Remarks – Paul Walsh, QC

Song: We Will Rise by Adi Sara Kreindler


For more information, please contact:
Jim Mulvale