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

Don’t Miss It! Get excited for the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Forum

You will not want to miss this first-of-its kind, pan-Canadian forum for better income security—through a Basic Income Guarantee.

Mark your calendar and start planning! May 23-26, 2024, in Ottawa and virtually.


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.

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

It’s time for a basic income


A better, fairer Canada that works for everyone. A future where people can meet their basic needs and live with dignity.

It’s what we all want. And I truly believe it’s within our reach, with your help. We’ve seen how quickly people can turn their life around for the better when a basic income is introduced.

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.