Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
Universal Basic Income is not a new idea, but the conversation has come to the forefront due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Canada, advocates of a universal income pilot have argued that it would cost the government less than CERB benefits.
When COVID-19 hit, WEST of Windsor knew they had to find a way to quickly adapt to meet the needs of their community. We spoke to their Executive Director, Rose Hurst, about how they’re continuing to train and employ people during this challenging time.
We’re looking at weeks of keeping kids healthy, happy, and active with limited or no access to camps, sports programs, and community services like pools, libraries, and playgrounds. There are other layers to this too, like screen-time skirmishes where kids and parents/caregivers have to fight for tech and Internet access and work and play space—if it’s even properly available in the first place.
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges and exacerbating many pre-existing inequities. To better understand how communities are working address this new reality, we spoke with Denise Bouchard from Digital Skills, a First-Nation-led education program in Long Lake 58 (LL58), Ontario.