18 Dec Call out for CHNIG members to provide input into RNAO discussion paper

The province has released Hugh Segal’s discussion paper on a basic income pilot and a related consultation process.  RNAO provided some input to Senator Segal in August and a formal submission will be made by January 31, 2017.  Before then, however, the province is hosting a number of in-person consultations across the province.

This is a call out to CHNIG members that would like to represent RNAO at in-person meetings in their communities in January 2017.

All of the meetings are scheduled to take place between 6:30-9:30 pm on the following dates:

Location Date Address
Kingston January 9 Thrift Lodge Kingston, 1187 Princess Street, Kingston
Kitchener January 10 Bingeman’s Conference Centre, 425 Bingemeans Centre Drive, Kitchener
Cobourg January 11 Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg
Oshawa January 16 Best Western Plus Durham Hotel, 559 Bloor St. W., Oshawa
Kenora January 17 Kenora Recreation Centre, 18 Mike Richards Way, Kenora
Sault Ste Marie January 18 Delta Hotel, 208 St. Mary’s River Drive, Sault Ste Marie
Thunder Bay January 19 Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, 17 Cumberland Street North, Thursday Bay
Ottawa January 24 RA Centre, 2451, Promenade Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Windsor January 30 WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh Street, Windsor
London January 31 Central Library,  251 Dundas Street, London




*The organizers are requesting that people register on a first come, first served basis by emailing a request to: basicincomersvp@ontario.ca

Below are some links on the consultation process and a story by Andre Picard.  Lynn Anne Mulrooney, RNAO Senior Policy Analyst, is also available for members to touch base with ahead of time to provide background information and resources.
Andre Picard  Globe and Mail  article on basic income and health
RNAO’s feedback on preliminary outline of basic income pilot discussion paper, August 26, 2016