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In this month’s contribution to “Advancing justice,” Anthony Morgan joins Elizabeth McIsaac to talk about the issue of anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada and the role of municipalities in confronting anti-Black racism.
Pandemic-related payments to people living in deep poverty paled in comparison to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and the Canada Recovery Benefit, which were available to Canadians with jobs.
When we started our work on human rights and poverty, we had an idea and a lot to learn. Maytree’s president Elizabeth McIsaac reflects on progress and why we must continue this work.
A holiday message, Welfare in Canada, 2020, Human Rights Day, and rethinking community policing.
Welfare in Canada, 2020 provides data and analysis on the total welfare income that households receiving social assistance would have qualified for in 2020, including COVID-19 pandemic-related supports.
New federal leaders, including a minister for housing, could be the start of something good. Or, they could be merely symbolic. We need leaders to act on the affordable housing crisis at scale and with urgency.


January 26, 2022
Matthew Mendelsohn, Public policy entrepreneur, researcher, strategic advisor and public sector executive
February 24, 2022
Marlene Oliveira, communications advisor and copywriter