Kelly Ernst on basic income and why we can afford it

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Kelly Ernst

Kelly Ernst, Ph.D., is Principal Consultant and President of The Strategic Intelligence Alliance, Inc. (SIA) and acting as the Secretary General of Basic Income in Canada. He has 30 years' experience in the non-profit/NGO sector and founded SIA in 2007. Kelly has led a wide variety of research and evaluation studies, conducted various strategic development initiatives, and created stakeholder alliances for many organizations. He has published on a wide range of public policy issues. 

Kelly's background includes studies in, and considerable experience with, program evaluation and strategic and organizational development. He has a PhD from the University of Calgary in Educational Psychology, plus additional executive education from Harvard Business School. Kelly's previous positions include Senior Program Director at the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and President and CEO of the Canadian Outcome Research Institute. He has held research director positions for other initiatives. 

He has extensive board of director experience and is currently the President of the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association. He sits on a variety of policy and advisory committees.

He is currently the Secretary General of Basic Income Canada and President of The Strategic Intelligence Alliance Inc. Kelly received a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Calgary and has additional academic training from the Harvard Business School. Previously, he was Senior Program Director for the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and before this was President and CEO of the Canadian Outcomes Research Institute. He has authored numerous publications, lectured at various national and international conferences, and has held several positions on various NGO boards. He is also the President of the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association. 

Read a recent article by him and Rob Rainer (next week's guest) here in the Star.

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