Depending on who you ask, Canada’s social safety net has not held up to the test of COVID-19. And last Monday’s federal budget patched some (even many) of the holes, but did not radically reimagine what it means to support vulnerable communities or help them flourish.
Sarah Schulman and Gord Tulloch are the authors of a new book called The Trampoline Effect: Reimagining Our Social Safety Nets. The book envisions a future where social safety nets don’t catch and trap the people who access them, but rather trampoline them back up when they’re ready.
How might this future come true? Future of Good publisher and CEO Vinod Rajasekaran sat down with Schulman and Tulloch to find out.
This conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
Vinod Rajasekaran: There were hundreds of profound, provocative questions in your book.
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