Now is the time for universal basic income

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) supports access to a universal basic income that aligns with four core principles: human rights, equitable access, poverty reduction and adequacy.

Income security is one of the important social determinants of health. With respect to the factors that promote positive mental health, the three most significant determinants of mental health are social inclusion, freedom from discrimination and violence, and access to economic resources, including access to a stable source of income. 1 There is a large body of evidence that illustrates the causal effect between socioeconomic status (SES) and health. Those with lower SES generally […]

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