On October 4, 2012, join Maytree for an online press conference as report author Naomi Alboim discusses the individual and cumulative impact of recent changes and proposes how the government can create a better immigration system.Read the rest of this entry »
Maytree works to combat systemic poverty and build strong civic communities in Canada.
By Ratna Omidvar (Maytree Opinion, December 2011)
It bears remembering. Toronto’s defining feature is its diversity. It is why so many people come here; it is why other countries want us to tell them about our experiences. For the 50% of Torontonians who weren’t born here, Toronto offers an opportunity to give legs to their hopes and dreams. But it’s not all romance. Dark clouds have formed over us. Inequality is growing in Canada. In Toronto, those at the bottom are more likely to be minorities, many of them recent immigrants. Are there solutions?
Immigrant Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship in the GTA by Dr. Sarah Wayland explores whether self-employment and entrepreneurship is a viable option for lifting new Canadians out of poverty in the Greater Toronto Area.Read the rest of this entry »