Humans of
Basic Income.

The photo series that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely cancelled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario.

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Jessie Golem

Humans of
Basic Income.

The photo series that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely cancelled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario.

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Jessie Golem

Humans of
Basic Income.

The photo series that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely cancelled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario.

Donate

Jessie Golem

Humans of Basic Income.

The photo series that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely cancelled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario.

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Jessie Golem

Humans of Basic Income.

The photo series that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely cancelled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario.

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Jessie Golem

My Story

The Cancellation of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot.

In 2017, the Ontario Provincial government, which was led by Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, launched a three-year basic income pilot experiment. In the pilot, 4500 people in the communities of Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay Ontario were selected to be a part of this pilot program. The criteria was simple: a person had to be living under the poverty line, which is considered to be $30,000/year(CAD) in Ontario, Canada.

The project was meant to last for three years, with research being done with both the basic income recipients, as well as a control group, to determine the effects of a basic income program on individuals, and the local economies of the communities the pilot took place in. However, in 2018, a new Conservative government was elected, led by Premier Doug Ford, who abruptly and suddenly cancelled the pilot project, despite making election promises to keep the
pilot.

I was one of those basic income recipients.

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To shift the conversation about basic income to recognize it as an economic need and economic opportunity, with the goal of seeing UBI implemented in Canada.

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