Prince Edward Island


Campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee on Prince Edward Island

Established since 2013, the Campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee PEI is the principle basic income guarantee project in Prince Edward Island. It is the permanent campaign of the Prince Edward Island Working Group for a Livable Income, a network of ten community-based organizations: Cooper Institute, ResourceAbility (PEI Council of People with Disabilities), PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, PEI People First, Women’s Network PEI and United Way PEI, CUPE PEI, Actions Femmes, Culture PEI, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Redeemer Parish, and groups with associated interests like the PEI Association of Social Workers, Habitat for Humanity PEI, and others.

Latest news

  • Five op-eds supporting PEI’s Guaranteed Basic Income Proposal
    The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income asked five of their members to each write an op ed, which were all published as a series in the Saltwire. The group published these 5 op-eds as a booklet, which can be found here on Coalition Canada’s website.
  • Not another pilot project please!
    Charlottetown – The Guardian (10 Dec, 2020): PEI’s Report from the all-party Special Committee on Poverty recommended implementing a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) in PEI as a test case for all of Canada – but it also included a backup plan if the federal government declines to partner with PEI to deliver a province-wide program. […]
  • PEI government Special Legislative Committee on Poverty
    Formed in July 2019, this all-party committee of the PEI Legislative Assembly was asked to “report back to the Legislative Assembly within twelve months with fully costed recommendations regarding the creation of a Basic Income Guarantee pilot for Prince Edward Island.” Read the Committee’s Interim Report submitted July 8, 2020, which recommended that the provincial […]
  • PEI special committee on poverty a ‘beacon of hope’
    By Senator Kim PatePEI’s The Guardian (May 26, 2020).   Cradled in the reverberating waves of COVID-19, P.E.I.’s special committee on poverty is a beacon of hope to Canadians. At the conclusion of its work, P.E.I. could be poised to lead the way by being the first province or territory to forge a plan to […]
  • Voluntary Resource Council and Cooper Institute
    2019-2020 Supported by a federal New Horizons for Seniors project, a group of seniors participated in a series of workshops designed to explore and develop an understanding of BIG. At the end of the project, they organized a very well-attended community event in Charlottetown.