Let's Chat Basic Income and Health
June 7, 10:00 to 3:30 - Wesleyan Church, Moncton
An interactive event, to learn more about a Basic Income Guarantee and its potential impacts on health, hosted by the Public Health Association of NB and PEI, C-BIG PEI and Basic Income NB.
Let’s Chat Basic Income for Health!
Moncton Wesleyan Church, 945 St George Blvd, Moncton, NB
June 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Join us for an interactive day to learn more about a Basic Income Guarantee and its potential impacts on health. This event has been designed to engage, starting with a learning journey called the BIG Experience; a multimedia storytelling experience designed to help audience members understand and relate to the idea of a basic income https://www.bigexperience.org/. This experience will include a guided meditation, a screening of a documentary on the Mincome experiment, and facilitated discussions. This will be followed by a discussion on the impacts of automation on employment & health. The day will conclude with a workshop that explores potential Basic Income policies in the context of New Brunswick and PEI.
This event is for anyone who wishes to participate in a conversation about building an economy that meets the basic needs of everyone. All that is required to attend is your own life experience and a willingness to be open and creative. Lunch will be provided. There is no fee to attend, please register at the link below by May 1st, 2019.
The correlation between income and health is well-known. In recent years, research has demonstrated the strength of this relationship; with each step up the income ladder, health status improves. In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on a potential Basic Income Guarantee in Canada with particular attention given to how such a policy could impact population health and reduce poverty. Like all policies, there are different perspectives to explore and consider. We want to facilitate a conversation!