CCL Canada Education Call, April 21, 2016: BASIC INCOME CANADA NETWORK – Jenna Van draanen

head shot jenna 1 Jenna Vandraanen:  Jenna is a public health practitioner, researcher and evaluator that is dedicated to social justice by recognizing and addressing health inequities and specifically, the social determinants of mental health. She accomplishes this through her research, advocacy, community organizing and teaching practices at several organizations including St. Michael’s Hospital, the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN), and through her professional consultancy, Blink Evaluations. She regularly publishes and presents on these topics at national and international conferences. Within the basic income movement, specifically,Jenna has been on the Board of Directors for BICN for the past 5 years and has been writing for the online publication Basic Income News ( for the past 5 years as well. She is currently conducting research and completing her PhD at UCLA.

Accompanying PowerPoint: BICN Presentation for Citizens’ Climate Lobby  Canada
BICN Research Paper: Income Security for all Canadians

Basic Income  Canada Network
Basic Income Canada Network is a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan organization that originated in 2008 in affiliation with Basic Income Earth Network at the international level. BICN is composed of people interested in basic income issues and who come from many walks of life. We include people who are struggling to meet basic needs and those who are financially well-off. We include researchers, activists, policy analysts, professionals, business people and other people of diverse backgrounds, interests and skills. We respect that everyone brings different talent, viewpoints and experience to the basic income conversation and that the input of all is valuable.

Basic Income Canada Network promotes informed, constructive public dialogue leading to a basic income guarantee in Canada. We believe principles including universality, non-conditionality, security, autonomy, dignity, and economic and gender equality should guide basic income dialogue and design. We encourage the development of options for consideration by Canadians; BICN does not collectively endorse any particular model or design. You can read more here: