Insights into the Human Face of Basic Income: Dispatches from the Front Line in Thunder Bay, Ontario


Webinar Presenters

Dr. Gokani’s primary research is at the intersection of religious belief and social work, social welfare, and social policy. In addition, he researches basic income, international social work, social work education, and social science theory. He has 10 years of experience working with social service organisations in multiple capacities, including front-line case work, research, and governance. He teaches courses on social welfare and religion and has taught courses on research, diversity, human rights, and more. He is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education and the Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay which serves many of the people who were on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. 

The webinar will cover some of the following about Basic Income:
  • First, it will give an overview of the idea of a basic income and of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
  • Second, it will provide preliminary data from a qualitative study conducted in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of the sites of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
  • Third, it will provide some direction for how basic income and Ontario Basic Income Pilot can be understood in light of social work policy and practice