We are a women-led group of volunteers in Vancouver, BC bringing the voices of the feminist, racial equality, and anti-poverty movements to the campaign for Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI), an income guaranteed to all set at a rate that meets the cost of living. We believe all human beings have the right to live without the fear of poverty and that a GLI has the potential to make this a reality in our society and to embolden true democratic freedom.
We want a non-taxable Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) to replace our current exploitative and paternalistic welfare system, and reduce inequality in the labour market, without leaving anyone worse off.
Welfare vs. Livable Income ft. Ann Livingston
Interview with Ann Livingston, Co-Founder of VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users). A frank discussion about the current welfare system and the challenges faced by those living in poverty. Ann also shares her first-hand experience of what it was like raising children as a single mother on welfare.
Common Concerns About a GLI - ft. Writer & Activist C.A. L'Hirondelle
In Ep 2 we discuss some of the common myths and concerns of a GLI with long time activist and writer C.A. L'hirondelle of Livable4All.
Intro to LIV & Thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Introducing Ep 1 of Livable Income Vancouver and why we think it would help flatten the curve of COVID-19. This episode is hosted by Shawna Barker, Megan Barker & Kathleen Piovesan.
LIV Blog: COVID-19