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NCCDH Webinar: Can a guaranteed annual income help level the playing field?
May 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Guaranteed annual income (also called basic income guarantee) is experiencing a resurgence as a public policy approach to improving economic and social wellbeing. Analysis of data from the MINCOME study, in which Manitoba residents (in Dauphin and some parts of Winnipeg) were guaranteed an annual income, has been very influential for policy makers considering basic income support as a population-level intervention. Public health agencies and associations have expressed their support for guaranteed annual income, and the Government of Ontario recently announced that it will fund a pilot basic income project in the province.
This webinar will focus on the effects of guaranteed income policies on wellbeing. It will also explore the role of public health actors in supporting guaranteed income policies.
Advisors on tap:
Evelyn Forget, BA, MA, PhD
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Academic Director of the Manitoba Research Data Centre
Lisa Simon, MD MPH CCFP FRCPC
Associate Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
alPHa/OPHA Health Equity Work Group
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Hons BSc, MHSc
Knowledge Translation Specialist, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
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