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Poverty can happen very quickly to anyone.

A guaranteed livable income would help address the persistent inequities
within our country.

 

From the Social & Ecological Justice Commission, Shining Waters Regional Council:

On Thursday, April 8, at 12.30 p.m. on the eve of the Liberal National Convention, The United Church of Canada will be inviting Canadians across the country to light a candle in support of a guaranteed livable income, often referred to as the guaranteed basic income. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of health and well-being of the entire community and exposed the cracks in the current economic situation.  Building on the positive experience of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), this is a unique opportunity to make an important policy change to ensure greater income security for all Canadians.

Read More and see how you can take part.