Every day, individuals and families receive income supports through Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, the Ontario Child Benefit, and various other tax credits and benefits. While it has been identified that improving these programs through rate increases and other improvements and through targeted measures in the Poverty Reduction Strategy must continue, there is still more that could be done.
In June 2016, the Honourable Hugh Segal provided advice on how to design and implement a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario. Mr. Segal submitted a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which was used as the starting point for consultations with Ontarians.
This report outlines what was heard from November 3, 2016 to January 31, 2017, when Ontarians shared their feedback on the design of a Basic Income Pilot.
- Pilot project to introduce a basic income in Ontario gets strong public support (Toronto Star Article, 2017)
- Guaranteed Income in Niagara: First Steps and a Vision for the Future (Blog, 2014)
Published By: Government of Ontario
Publication Date: March 2017