The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a national biannual conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes.
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Wednesday, May 9 • 9:10am - 10:15am
Reducing poverty in Canada: Basic income – the next frontier?

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Basic income is a bold idea that is increasingly garnering attention, support – and criticism – from across the political spectrum. Learn more about basic income from a policy and lived experience perspective. What do we mean by a guaranteed basic income? What are its potential benefits and limitations? Could it move us closer to our goal of financial well-being for all? 

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Nene Kraneveldt

Owner, Imagination FX
Nene Kraneveldt is a community development specialist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the research and projects she undertakes. A member of the Hupacasath Nation (one of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations), Nene has worked with First Nations, Aboriginal organizations... Read More →

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Alana Baltzer

Chair, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE)
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Sheila Regehr

Chairperson, Basic Income Canada Network
Sheila Regehr is a founding member of the Basic Income Canada Network, and its Chairperson since 2014. She is also a former Executive Director of the National Council of Welfare, an independent advisory body to the federal government that published comparative reports on Canada’s... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:15am PDT
President Ballroom