Basic income for care

Tuesday, November 7th
3:45 – 4:35 p.m.

Caring for someone while living in poverty is an impossible but every-day situation for far too many people. Approximately 20% of caregivers earn less than $20,000 a year and all caregivers face out of pocket care expenses. This panel will explore different models of income support for both caregivers and care recipients, including the forthcoming Canada Disability Benefit, retirement security, care allowance and basic income.


Alyssa Brierly

Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing


Dr. Bonnie Jeanne MacDonald

Director of Research for Financial Security, National Institute on Ageing

Brendon Pooran

Managing Partner, PooranLaw Professional Corporation

Amanda MacKenzie

National Director, Public Affairs, March of Dimes Canada

Sheila Regehr

Chairperson, Basic Income Canada Network