Towards a

Fairer and Faster Recovery

With

Universal Basic Income

Towards a Fairer and Faster Recovery with
Universal Basic Income

I support a Universal Basic Income for a fairer and faster economic recovery.  We need Recovery UBI: a permanent $500/month universal dividend for all Canadian adults as part of a $2,000/month guaranteed minimum income. It will speed up our recovery, create jobs, and keep Canadians strong.

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How

UBI is affordable, and your income taxes don't have to go up

Now

We can reclaim our prosperity with UBI

A Canada where everyone can pursue their potential.

The Team

We are a group of business leaders, economists, artists, public relations pros, and civic minded Canadians

What We Do

We equip Canadians with evidence-based narratives that basic income is good for the economy

Demand a Recovery Universal Basic Income in Canada

Millions of Canadians are about to face total income loss when the Canada Emergency Response Benefit runs out. 4 out of 10 recent layoffs may become permanent job losses, and it could take more than a decade to recover.

Sign our petition today for a Recovery UBI and demand a more fair and fast post-pandemic recovery.

Economic Contribution of The Canada Child Benefit: A Basic Income Guarantee For Canadian Families With Children

Canada has a national-scale unconditional basic income in place for people with children, it is called the Canada Child Benefit. It’s good for families and it is good for the economy. This paper released Sept 19, 2019 by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis shows us how it works.

Key Summary & Findings
We believe that UBI works as a key building block in the realization of a human-centred capitalism that promotes innovation as well as the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities across Canada.

We understand that the changing nature of work, driven by technology and globalization, has created many opportunities for the improvement of human life.
However, the gains from technological innovation have been highly uneven, with technological job displacement polarizing the economy: creating more low income jobs than high income jobs and splitting cities and provinces into large low income regions and select higher income regions, as middle class jobs continue to be displaced.
October 2018

CEOs for Basic Income

UBI Works founder, Floyd Marinescu, led 120 Canadian CEOs, representing over $2.3 billion in annual revenues, to sign a letter in support of Universal Basic Income and urge Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, to resume the cancelled Ontario Basic Income Pilot.

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September 2019

Economic Contribution of the Canada Child Benefit

UBI Works commissioned the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis to study the impacts the Canada Child Benefit, showing that a national basic income is growing our economy, creating jobs, and lifting Canadians out of poverty.

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October 2019

Basic Income March Toronto

We organized the first ever Basic Income March in Toronto, joining more than 20 cities around the world on October 26, 2019 to march in support of basic income.

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November 2019

Ontario Liberal Party 2020 Leadership Race

Between November 2019 and March 2020, UBI Works organized activists to attend Ontario Liberal Party debates, holding signs and demonstrating public support for UBI, working closely with Alvin Tedjo.

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March 2020

Ontario Liberal Party Convention

On March 7, 2020, UBI Works founder, Floyd Marinescu, gave a talk with a 6.5'-tall robot named Tech in front of over 2,000 politicos, including former Premiers of Ontario, MPs, MPPs, and delegates, about automation and the urgency for UBI.

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March 2020

COVID-19 Emergency UBI Petition

UBI Works launched a petition for an Emergency UBI, garnering over 30,000 signatures and emails to MPs, covering all 338 federal ridings within a week.

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April 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Guide

UBI Works launched a Step-By-Step CERB guide to help Canadians. We took this opportunity to educate Canadians across the nation about the urgency for a permanent UBI.

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July 2020

Recovery UBI

UBI Works launched a campaign for a Recovery Universal Basic Income: a $500/month universal dividend , as part of a $2,000/month guaranteed minimum income. Join over 20,000 Canadians and sign the petition today for fairer and faster post-pandemic economic recovery.‍

Learn more
October 2018

CEOs for Basic Income

UBI Works founder, Floyd Marinescu, led 120 Canadian CEOs, representing over $2.3 billion in annual revenues, to sign a letter in support of Universal Basic Income and urge Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, to resume the cancelled Ontario Basic Income Pilot.

Learn more
September 2019

Economic Contribution of the Canada Child Benefit

UBI Works commissioned the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis to study the impacts the Canada Child Benefit, showing that a national basic income is growing our economy, creating jobs, and lifting Canadians out of poverty.

Learn more
October 2019

Basic Income March Toronto

We organized the first ever Basic Income March in Toronto, joining more than 20 cities around the world on October 26, 2019 to march in support of basic income.

Learn more
March 2020

Ontario Liberal Party Convention

On March 7, 2020, UBI Works founder, Floyd Marinescu, gave a talk with a 6.5'-tall robot named Tech in front of over 2,000 politicos, including former Premiers of Ontario, MPs, MPPs, and delegates, about automation and the urgency for UBI.

Learn more
March 2020

COVID-19 Emergency UBI Petition

UBI Works launched a petition for an Emergency UBI, garnering over 30,000 signatures and emails to MPs, covering all 338 federal ridings within a week.

Learn more
April 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Guide

UBI Works launched a Step-By-Step CERB guide to help Canadians. We took this opportunity to educate Canadians across the nation about the urgency for a permanent UBI.

Learn more
July 2020

Recovery UBI

UBI Works launched a campaign for a Recovery Universal Basic Income: a $500/month universal dividend , as part of a $2,000/month guaranteed minimum income. Join over 20,000 Canadians and sign the petition today for fairer and faster post-pandemic economic recovery.‍

Learn more

Proof Points You Can Share Right Now

120 Canadian CEOs Say Basic Income is Urgent

In Oct 2018, UBI Works organized the launch of Canadian CEOs for Basic Income with a letter signed by over 120 Canadian CEOs representing over $2.3B in combined revenues.   The letter lays the economic arguments for basic income and asked Doug Ford to not cancel the Ontario Pilot.  The founders and CEOs who understand the issues overwhelmingly support a basic income in Canada.

1.2M Canadian Families already get a Basic Income. It's growing the economy, creating jobs, and lifting Canadians out of poverty.

Since 2016,  Canada has already had a basic income for people with children. It has grown the economy and created jobs, while inflation has been low.  Over 1.2M families get an average basic income of $680/month through the Canada Child Benefit.

105,000 People Got A Basic Income and Kept Working

A study of 105K people in 16 basic income trials in the last 50 years found no work disincentive. Meanwhile, in Alaska, basic income increased part-time work by 17%, with no drop in full-time work.  We don’t need more pilots - we know basic income works, and allows people to build stronger careers and better lives.

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Our Belief

We believe that UBI works as a key building block in the realization of a human-centred capitalism that promotes innovation as well as the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities across Canada.

We understand that the changing nature of work, driven by technology and globalization, has created many opportunities for the improvement of human life.

However, the gains from technological innovation have been highly uneven, with technological job displacement polarizing the economy: creating more low income jobs than high income jobs and splitting cities and provinces into large low income regions and select higher income regions, as middle class jobs continue to be displaced.

  • Universal Basic Income is an innovation policy: it recaptures  our risk tolerance:  unlocking the opportunity for everyone to take bigger risks, think long term, and create.
  • A Universal Basic Income defends equality of opportunity & self-reliance in a world where technological job displacement is reducing incomes for many.
  • A Universal Basic Income guarantees there is no longer a “working poor” ensuring that ongoing technological innovation is directed at preserving and expanding a middle class way of life for everyone.
  • UBI is an economic need that puts markets in service to humanity, installing the plumbing into capitalism that adds resilience and robustness to the economy, ensuring everyone can fully participate to their potential.
  • Universal Basic Income abolishes poverty and reduces human suffering as well as all reducing the costs of poverty to society.

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Our Mission

To shift the conversation about basic income to recognize it as an economic need and economic opportunity, with the goal of seeing UBI implemented in Canada.

Our Vision

We can realize the compassionate potential of capitalism to end poverty, reduce violence, and secure our personal freedoms.

Our Why

We want a Canada where everyone can pursue their potential and not be held back by basic material constraints or unsafe environments.

Backers & Believers

Andrew Yang, US Presidential Candidate, Venture for America Founder

James Tonn, Exponential Ventures Founder, formerly CEO of Podium Publishing

Alon Ozery, CEO of Ozery Bakery. Maker of natural pitas, flatbreads and alternative buns sold in North America

Giovanni Marsico, Creator & CEO ArchAngel Summit, 1000+ attendee conference of visionary leaders and entrepreneurs

James Wallace, Exponential Ventures Co-Founder, Former CEO Tribe OS, Digital Advertising Platform

Steve Hulford, CEO Underknown, Creator of WhatIF, INSH, video channels: 1.1B watched minutes

Steve Dyck, President of Guelph Solar, Clean Energy for your Home and Business, Green Party of Canada MP Candidate.

Phil Carvaglio, Co-Founder of Precision Nutrition, Home of the World’s Top Nutrition Coaches.

Sunny Verma, CEO & Founder Tutor Bright, Tutoring Service That Gives Your Child An Academic & Mentorship Plan

Peter Cameron, Acting Executive Director Ontario Co-operative Association

Michael Schwanzer, CEO & Founder of Zeitdice

Robin Boadway, Professor of Economics at Queen’s University

Paul Vallee, CEO of Pythian, Technology Services Company specializing in AI & Cloud Infrastructure

Barbara Boraks,  Executive Director, Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto Steering Committee member

Mike Perry, Lawyer, Executive Director, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team

Rob Rainer, Councilor, Tay Valley Township

Mike Brcic,  CEO Sacred Rides, “#1 Mountain Bike Tour Company on Earth” – National Geographic Adventure

Aaron Lowell, CEO Cannex, Pricing Information for Annuity and Bank Products Across North America

Sol Orwell, CEO Examine, Nutrition and Supplement Information Based on Science

Yafa Sakkejha, CEO Beneplan, Chief Executive Officer of Beneplan, Insurance

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Our Mission

To shift the conversation about basic income to recognize it as an economic need and economic opportunity, with the goal of seeing UBI implemented in Canada.

Our Why

We want a Canada where everyone can pursue their potential and not be held back by basic material constraints or unsafe environments.

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