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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.
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.
In this Five Good Ideas session, Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), shares lessons she has learned as the leader of a community-labour coalition charged with implementing community benefits agreements.


January 26, 2022
Matthew Mendelsohn, Public policy entrepreneur, researcher, strategic advisor and public sector executive