People of all economic levels want: a steady and sufficient income, a home that is safe and affordable; good health care and a community that works together to improve our well-being.
The Income Security Action Group is made up of financial advisers, employment service agencies, Grey and Bruce social/human services, health promoters and other social services agencies.
Together, we look at ways to increase people’s income and advocate for more income security in Grey Bruce.
WHAT IS A BASIC INCOME?
A guaranteed basic income means that everyone’s basic needs are met in a dignified and sustainable way. Jessie Golem’s Humans of Basic Income documented the impact of the Basic Income Pilot in Hamilton, Ontario.
WHAT IS A LIVING WAGE?
A living wage is what a worker needs to earn, per hour, at 40 hours per week, in order to make ends meet where they live.
The United Way began issuing a living wage report in 2014 using a single income family profile. To add their voice to the provincial Ontario Living Wage Call for Action, the United Way reconfigured their data to align with the provincial representative framework. The framework was developed by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.