Canadians Taking Action

Below please find a list of organizations in Canada that have used their voices to endorse basic income through resolutions, calls for action or other public statements.

Support is continuously growing. If you are aware of an endorsement that is not currently listed but should be, please contact us at info@basicincomecanada.org.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Canadian Federation of University Women (2013)

Canadian Association of Social Workers (2014)

Canadian Medical Association (2015)

Canadian Public Health Association (2015)

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (2016)

Citizens for Public Justice (2017)

Community Food Centres Canada (2015)

Food Banks Canada (2015)

Food Secure Canada (2015)

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

A letter from 50 Members of the Senate

Liberal Party of Canada (resolutions in policy books)

New Democratic Party of Canada (resolutions in policy books)

Motion 46 introduced in the House of Commons in 2020. A petition supporting it has gained  thousands of signatories across the country. 

Private Members Bill C-273 introduced in the House of Commons in 2021. A petition supporting it has gained thousands of signatories across the country. 

Legislature of Prince Edward Island (2016)

Report of the Special Committee on Poverty of the PEI Legislature (2020)

Government of Nunavut

Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (2015)

Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (2016)

Green Party of British Columbia (2017)

Newfoundland and Labrador NDP

COLLECTIVE CALLS FOR ACTION

CEOs for Basic Income (2018)

The Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls includes basic income (call 4.5) in its Calls for Justice (2019)

Black Lives Matter

Letter with thousands of signatories on the women’s case for basic income (2020)

Letter with thousands of signatories on the arts and culture case for basic income (2020)

The United Church of Canada

Leadnow’s many supporters across the country identified basic income as a key priority in 2020 and 2021 and is running petitions in support.

MUNICIPALITIES

City of Kingston (2015)

City of Belleville (2016)

City of Cornwall (2016)

City of St. Thomas (2016)

City of Welland (2016)

County of Peterborough (2016)

Municipality of Huron East (2016)

Niagara Regional Council (2016)

Regional Municipality of Waterloo (2016)

Town of Gananoque (2016)

Town of Pelham (2016)

Township of Armour (2016)

Township of Gillies (2016)

Township of Hastings Highlands (2016)

Township of Nairn and Hyman (2016)

Township of North Kawartha (2016)

Township of South Frontenac (2016)

City of Brantford (2017)

Lanark County Council (2017)

Regional and Local Organizations

Albertans Advocating for Change Together (2021)

Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Ontario (2015)

Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance (2015)

Ontario Physicians

Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (2015)

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ontario Regional Council (2016)

Canada’s Largest Municipal Arts Councils (2021)

We’re Together Ending Poverty, Calgary

Disability Action Hall, Calgary

YYC Arts Collective, Calgary 

The Self Advocacy Federation of Edmonton

United Way, Halifax

The Lindsay Declaration for a Progressive Basic Income (2017)

Community Harvest Kingston (2017)

Food Policy Council for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (2017)

Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Committee of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, ON (2017)

City of Peterborough, Affordable Housing Action Committee (2016)

Occupational and Environmental Health Coalition, Peterborough (2015)

Peterborough District Labour Council (2015)

Peterborough Food Action Network (2015)

Peterborough Health Coalition (2015)

Peterborough Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) (2015)

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Income Security Work Group (2015)

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Steering Committee (2015)

Kawartha Food Share, Peterborough (2016)

Nourish Project, Peterborough (2016)

One Roof Community Diner, Peterborough (2016)

Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Peterborough (2016)

Our Space, Peterborough (2016)

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Basic Needs Work Group (2016)

Peterborough Social Planning Council (2016)

Sustainable Peterborough Future of Food and Farming Working Group (2016)

The Warming Room, Peterborough (2016)

United Way of Peterborough & District (2016)

VON 360 Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, Peterborough (2016)

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton (2016)

St. Andrews United Church Council, Peterborough (2016)

Peterborough and Kawartha Chapter of the Council of Canadians (2017)