Basic Income Canada Network is a unique national organization dedicated to ensuring everyone can meet basic needs and live with dignity.

BICN Annual General Meeting

The BICN Annual Report for 2021-22 is out now, highlighting a year of some remarkable achievements in challenging times and the seeds of an even greater push going forward. 

BICN’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is happening, virtually, on Thursday, May 26 at 7p.m. ET and it’s a public meeting. Attendance was higher than usual last year and we hope for a great turnout this time too. Please save the date. 

Our AGMs are usually friendly and informal. We’ll review highlights from the Annual Report, announce the results of Board elections, and answer any questions people have about the Report. From then on we encourage open, constructive conversation among participants to share knowledge, concerns, thoughts and ideas, especially about actions that people think are working—or new strategies that could work—so that the movement for a basic income keeps growing larger and more effective. It’s important that we at BICN listen and engage with what matters to you. 

If you are interested in joining us, you can RSVP to, mentioning ‘AGM’ in the subject line. When we get closer to the event, we’ll send you a Zoom link. If you have any questions you can send them too.

In the news

Basic Income Canada Network submits brief for pre-budget consultations by Canadian government

ON Elections Advocacy for Basic Income

BICN along with other collaborators are unitedly forwarding the Basic Income Agenda as we move towards the Ontario Election on June 2nd

Join us in lending your support. Here are some of the actions that you can take in your ridings:

The BIG Conference 2022

It’s Time to Get BIG: The Stats, the Stories, The Steps

The only annual basic income guarantee conference in North America is getting a new name: The BIG Conference. The conference will be held from June 24-26, 2022. The theme is It’s Time to Get BIG: The Stats, The Stories, The Steps. The first two days will take place live and in-person in Portland, Oregon, with some sessions available for live stream. The third conference day will be virtual and held jointly with BICN (Basic Income Canada Network) and BICYN (Basic Income Canada Youth Network). Register below. Why not promote it? Here is a toolkit.

See the french video here. Join us to make Basic Income a call that cannot be ignored this election.


By adding your name, you help make our message stronger. Each signature helps to build momentum and places basic income on the radar of politicians, the media and fellow Canadians.

What Is Basic Income?

A basic income guarantee could completely change the way you make decisions and live your life.


Basic income movements are happening on local, provincial/territorial, national and international levels.


We’ve developed resources to support informed action by all Canadians.

Groundbreaking report shows how Canada could fund a basic income

As the need for basic income grows, we are often asked how Canada could best design and pay for it. To answer that, we asked a team to model some fair, effective and feasible options. Our report, Basic Income: Some Policy Options for Canada does just that.

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what we stand for

We want a basic income implemented in Canada, one that is grounded in principles of universality, adequacy, non-conditionality, autonomy, dignity, and economic and gender equality, and that works in synergy with public services. We stand with people in Canada calling on their governments to make basic income a reality.