Maytree works to combat systemic poverty and build strong civic communities in Canada.


We look for ways to maximize the impact of our work. We focus on empowering individuals, funding innovative ideas, supporting effective leaders and finding ways to achieve change and enhance the public good.

Current programs


ALLIES, a project jointly funded by Maytree and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, supports the work of city regions across Canada that are strengthening their communities by developing, adapting and implementing programs that help skilled immigrants find employment commensurate with their skills and experience.

Visit the ALLIES website

Cities of Migration

Cities of Migration showcases innovative integration practices from cities around the world, facilitates city-to-city learning and builds awareness of the contribution of successful integration to inclusive communities and urban prosperity. The project is anchored by a collection of “Good Ideas in Integration,” which showcases good city-level integration practices that provide innovative and practical solutions to common problems and challenges.

Visit the Cities of Migration website

DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project

DiverseCity – The Greater Toronto Leadership Project launched in 2008 to change the face of leadership in the Greater Toronto Region by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance.

Learn more about DiverseCity

DiverseCity onBoard

DiverseCity onBoard connects highly qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities with governance positions in agencies, boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations across the GTA. The program is now being replicated in Canada and internationally.

Learn more about DiveseCity onBoard

DiverseCity Counts

DiverseCity Counts features research that studies the levels and impact of diversity in leadership. It sheds light on the representation of visible minorities and under-represented immigrants across sectors and reveals to us where progress is being made and where we’re falling behind.

Read the Counts reports

DiverseCity Voices

DiverseCity Voices is an online database of diverse voices connecting qualified speakers and the media in an effort to enrich the content of our national media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

Learn more about DiverseCity Voices

The website provides businesses with the tools and resources they need to better recruit, retain and promote skilled immigrants. The site also profiles good examples and innovative practices of employers across the country.



School4Civics is a non-partisan program which trains and mentors promising leaders from diverse communities to organize political campaigns or run for office. Expert faculty include political strategists, campaign managers and former candidates who impart lessons from the field for a multi-party perspective.

Learn more about School4Civics