What is skill sharing?
Sharing Skills

Services offered within the sharing economy allow for an online marketplace that matches freelance labour with local labour demand. It can include anything from cleaning to yard work to moving help. Service apps can also offer opportunities for writing, graphic design and other skills that can be completed completely online.

Service apps better allow people to be the master of their own time. Those offering services can make extra income with hours that fit their schedule – often right in their own neighbourhood. People who are short on time, or skills, have the option of finding paid help for a reasonable fee.

Just like with other sharing economy sectors, creating a framework of legislation around service apps allows people to easily earn additional income and puts in place consistent and expected protections for both consumer and worker.

There are several examples of service apps - from Handy, that connects homeowners with rated, trusted professionals for cleaning or handiwork, to Fiverr that offers hundreds of categories in professional services, including translation, graphic design and business tech. Kutoto and AskForTask connect people with "taskers" willing to do everyday tasks and errands.

Help Me Write the Bill for the Best Solutions

I want you to help me write phase two of the Bill

In October of 2015 I introduced a Private Member’s Bill to address the gray area in legislation surrounding some aspects of the sharing economy, including ridesharing, homesharing and parking sharing.

Now, I’m working on phase two – a second Private Member’s Bill that will look at cottage food laws, carpooling, crowdfunding and task and skill sharing.

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I know the ideas for it. I know the problems. But I want you to help me write the Bill for the best solutions. For example, what foods should be allowed to be made and sold from a home kitchen, or how much should you be able to earn as a “tasker” in the sharing economy?

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