Basic Income

In 1989, the Government of Canada, committed to end child poverty by the year 2000. When Canada failed to meet this landmark commitment, CFUW, along with other organizations such as Campaign 2000, began rallying its members to call on the Government to take immediate action to address child poverty, acknowledging that any plan of action must also take into consideration the economic realities of women and families. With close to 4 million people in Canada still living below the low income cut-off (after tax), CFUW continues to urge the Government of Canada to work with provincial, territorial and aboriginal governments to eliminate all poverty in Canada.

What Can You Do?

In 2013, CFUW adopted the Moving Canadians Out Poverty which urges the governments of Canada implement a basic income. In February 2021, Bill C-273, National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income was introduced by MP Dzerowicz. Here are some resources to learn more about basic income in Canada and how to support this bill.


CFUW has supported various initiatives and partners:

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