Mon, May 25


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COVID-19 and Young People’s health: The Potential of a Livable Income

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COVID-19 and Young People’s health: The Potential of a Livable Income

Time & Location

May 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Online Event

About the Event

COVID-19 has had many impacts on young people in our community and their ability to access key resources for their health such as food, housing, and social support. Young people are asking: How will studies be completed? Where will I find a job? How long will this last?

Join VCC BScN students and the Livable Income Vancouver team for a documentary film screening that will present guaranteed livable income (GLI) as a potential policy solution to addressing the need for income security within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic for young people.

Guest Speakers:

Jenna Van Draanen, MPH, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Department of Sociology, Livable Income Vancouver (LIV)

Angela Haugseng and Geraldine Manzano, 4th year Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, Vancouver Community College

VCC Nursing students will provide an overview of the research on the social determinants of young people's health (SDOH) and provide updates on the inter-relation of the COVID-19 pandemic on key SDOH for young people.

Livable Income Vancouver is a grassroots advocacy and education organization that is advocating for a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI): an income guaranteed to all set at a rate that meets the cost of living. LIV will share about their advocacy work and principles for guiding the development of a guaranteed livable income. They will share updates on the national and international advocacy for a GLI and local opportunities for supporting this work.


• 1100-1110 Territorial acknowledgement

• 1110-1115 Introduction to film and speakers

• 1115-1205 Film: “UBI: Our Right to Live”

• 1205-1225 Health impacts of COVID-19 for young people (Angela Haugseng and Geraldine Manzano)

• 1225-1240 Guaranteed livable income in Canada (Jenna van Draanen)

• 1240-1pm Discussion