Sheila Regehr

Chairperson, Basic Income Canada Network

Sheila is a founding member of the Basic Income Canada Network, its chair since 2014 and co-author, with Chandra Pasma, of Basic Income: Some Policy Options for Canada (2019). She is a former Executive Director of the National Council of Welfare, which published reports on solutions to poverty and inequality, the position from which she retired after a 3-decade federal public service career that spanned front-line work, policy development, and international, federal/provincial/territorial and non-governmental relations. Her policy expertise includes income security, taxation, child benefits, pensions, and social assistance. Much of her career focused on the measurement, valuation and public policy implications of caregiving and other essential non-market work in the household and community. She is a mother and grandmother.