Maytree is committed to reducing poverty and inequality in Canada and to building strong civic communities.

We seek to accomplish our objectives by identifying, supporting and funding ideas, leaders and leading organizations that have the capacity to make change and advance the common good.

We invest in leaders to build a Canada that can benefit from the skills, experience and energy of all its people.

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Make Change Happen (iStock) Maytree Newsletter - November 2014

Read about Caledon’s latest report, Welfare in Canada 2013; how food bank use starts to rise again in Canada; the passing of the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act; how child poverty mars Toronto’s success; and Enrique Robert’s report from the Collective Impact Summit.

Elizabeth_McIsaac_spotlight Maytree Opinion, November 2014: Re-thinking how we make change happen

As Maytree re-focuses its work on poverty reduction, Elizabeth McIsaac writes about the need to stretch the collective imagination of the not-for-profit sector on collaborating to achieve shared visions. This may mean putting aside organizational egos, understanding the structures and incentives that encourage competition and isolation, and focusing instead on the changes we can make together.

Survey with questions Five Good Ideas about Survey Research – Asking the Right Questions

Keith Neuman, Executive Director, Environics Institute for Survey Research, answered questions about determining what information to collect, how to effectively reach target populations and how to make sense of the data collected.

who_votes_spotlight Who Votes in Toronto Municipal Elections?

This new study conducted for Maytree by Ryerson University Professor Myer Siemiatycki and geographic analyst Sean Marshall explores the connection between municipal voting behaviour and some of Toronto’s prime demographic characteristics like immigrant status, visible minority identity, income and home ownership.

Ryerson University New Ryerson-Maytree initiative set to advance the inclusion of immigrants and visible minorities

Maytree is pleased to announce the creation of the Ryerson Maytree Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University. This new initiative, led by Ratna Omidvar as its founding Executive Director, will be housed at the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Diversity Institute.

Perspectives_Alan_spotlight The Many Faces of Leadership in a Thriving City: A Rethink of the Toronto Narrative

Toronto residents have been told over and over that their City faces a leadership crisis. They are told that Council is dysfunctional and that the city is failing. This narrative misses the mark, argues Alan Broadbent in the second in a series of IMFG Pre-Election Perspectives papers.


Five Good Ideas about Cross-Sector Leadership

January 19, 2015 – Five Good Ideas session with Matthew Thomas, Managing Director, Prospect Madison. Matthew will make the case for why leaders must develop an expanded, cross-sector mindset to address our most pressing societal issues.

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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.

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