Maytree is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities.

We take a human rights approach to addressing the systems that create poverty with the ultimate goal of having social and economic rights safeguarded for all people living in Canada.

Our work supports leaders, organizations and civic communities by developing and sharing knowledge; strengthening learning and leading; and mobilizing action to further social and economic rights.


Announcing the next chapter in the Caledon-Maytree partnership

As Caledon reaches its 25th year, the Caledon-Maytree partnership enters a new phase.

Alan Broadbent Maytree Opinion, Dec. 2016
Rights leave no-one behind

From Brexit to Trump, this past year has been full of surprises driven by those who have been left behind. As Alan Broadbent argues, they have a claim to make. Their human rights have been ignored. They should make it in the positive by demanding that their rights be recognized and supported. And they can strengthen their own rights by seeing and respecting those of others.

100 Five Good Ideas sessions Five Good Ideas 100th session: The power of ideas

This special panel discussion looked at how leaders come up with ideas, how they can tell when they’ve got a good one, and how to make them stick.

News Maytree Newsletter – December 2016

In this issue, read why Maytree chair Alan Broadbent argues that those who have been “left behind” have had their human rights ignored. Watch a panel of social and civic leaders have a wide-ranging discussion about good ideas and read about a voicemail program that connects people with community. Plus, find new publications and research, news from our partners and more.

Maytree National Housing Strategy submission cover Foundations for a National Housing Strategy

Maytree’s submission to the Let’s Talk Housing consultation focuses on defining what we mean by housing that meets the needs of everyone in Canada. We propose that, at a minimum, this means that housing choices guarantee affordability, quality and security. This submission highlights promising policy and investments opportunities to help achieve this goal.

What we heard: Community conversations

Maytree, in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada and the Lived Experience Advisory Council set out to engage people who face housing barriers or have experienced homelessness in an in-person “community conversation” process. This submission to the Let’s Talk Housing consultation is a compilation of themes and trends that emerged from community conversations that took place across the country.


Job posting – Policy Analyst

Maytree is looking for a Policy Analyst to join our Policy and Research team. Application deadline: January 25, 2017

Quick Links

The Five Good Ideas Book

Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success features a collection of the best ideas from past Five Good Ideas sessions. We’re sure that you’ll find the book a handy quick-reference guide.

Read about it and buy your copy today.

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