Our Story

December 2021

Bills S-233 & C-223 for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income

We launched national activist campaign to help promote Bills S-233 & C-223 for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income, introduced by Senator Kim Pate and MP Leah Gazan.

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June 2021

Canada's First Basic Income Bill C-273

We worked with Julie Dzerowicz MP, sponsor of Canada's first-ever private member's bill for a Guaranteed Basic Income, to launch a national promotional campaign and petition to UBI activists and MPs in every riding.

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December 2020

Potential Economic Impacts and Reach of Basic Income Programs in Canada

UBI Works commissioned the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis to study the economic impacts of a national Basic Income in Canada. The report showed that Basic Income could grow our economy sustainably while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

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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.‍

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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 in all 338 federal ridings in the week before CERB was announced.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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