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Have your say on the Basic Income Pilot

The provincial government has announced a pilot project to test the idea of introducing a Basic Income (BI) in Ontario. BI is essentially a minimum income paid to residents, regardless of employment status or their eligibility for Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) payments.

OPSEU has expressed concern over the idea for a number of reasons. If implemented, a Basic Income would have an impact on social services, and all public services; it would certainly mean change for OW and ODSP staff.

OPSEU members are encouraged to participate in government consultations on the proposed Basic Income Pilot. To attend a meeting, you must register online here. For more information, please contact A/Communications Officer Roz Gunn at rgunn@opseu.org.

Find your local meeting:


​January 11, 6:30 p.m. Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D'Arcy Street


​November 22, 6:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel & Conference Center, 150 King Street East


​January 9, 6:30 p.m. Thrift Lodge Kingston, 1187 Princess Street


​January 17, 6:30 p.m.  Kenora Recreation Centre, 18 Mike Richards Way


January 10, 6:30 p.m. Bingeman’s Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive


​January 31, 6:30 p.m.  Central Library, 251 Dundas Street


​January 16, 6:30 p.m. Best Western Plus Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, 559 Bloor Street West


January 24, 6:30 p.m. RA Centre, 2451, Promenade Riverside Drive

​Sault Ste Marie

January 18, 6:30 p.m. Delta, 208 St. Mary’s River Drive


December 12, 6:30 p.m. Lexington Hotel & Conference Centre, 50 Brady Street

Thunder Bay

​January 19, 6:30 p.m. Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites, 17 Cumberland Street North


November 29, 6:30 p.m. Scarborough, Delta, 2035 Kennedy Road


​December 13, 6:30 p.m. The Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road


​January 30, 6:30 p.m. WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh Street