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June 2017
Free

Trans Rights: Improving Safety for the LGBTQ Community

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Avenue Pub,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto,
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In Ontario, a staggering 20 percent of transgender people experience some form of discrimination and abuse, 45 percent have attempted suicide, while a staggering 77 percent seriously considered it.  Personal safety, something taken for granted by most of us, is a constant fear for many trans and gender non-conforming people.  Many public institutions are now LGBTQ friendly, but we are failing LGBTQ seniors. Seniors facilities remain some of the least hospitable spaces.

While the federal government has introduced Bill C-16 to protect trans people under the …

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July 2017
Free

Basic Income: Ontario’s Pilot Project

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Ontario is embarking on a pilot project to test the effectiveness of the Basic Income Guarantee, a form of social assistance in which recipients receive an unconditional sum of money.

The persistence of poverty, rising wealth inequality, and a changing job market are some of the drivers behind the renewed interest in basic income schemes. Even Silicon Valley has started to advocate for basic income as they see their technologies replacing a lot of paid human work in the near future, faster than we can create …

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