Everyone has the right to a life without poverty.

To keep people out of poverty, we need to fix the systems that create it.

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Current career opportunity: Policy Analyst.

We are looking for applicants who are guided by a deep commitment to the realization of economic and social rights in Canada.

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      Policy

      Maytree advances evidence-based policy solutions that protect and promote economic and social rights for all people in Canada, with an emphasis on prioritizing those most in need.

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      Data & measuring

      Find the latest data for the number of social assistance recipients and welfare incomes in every province and territory.

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      Accountability

      We support the creation of accountability institutions, such as dedicated offices for commissioners and advocates. We collect and analyze data that can be a tool to hold governments accountable.

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      Participation

      We support and advocate for rights-based participation, so people and communities have meaningful opportunities to participate in the public decisions that affect them.

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      Intersections

      Our work on advancing economic and social rights raises the question: what if we built all of our systems on a foundation of human rights?

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    Maytree advances evidence-based policy solutions that protect and promote economic and social rights for all people in Canada, with an emphasis on prioritizing those most in need.

    Learn more

    Find the latest data for the number of social assistance recipients and welfare incomes in every province and territory.

    Learn more

    We support the creation of accountability institutions, such as dedicated offices for commissioners and advocates. We collect and analyze data that can be a tool to hold governments accountable.

    Learn more

    We support and advocate for rights-based participation, so people and communities have meaningful opportunities to participate in the public decisions that affect them.

    Learn more

    Our work on advancing economic and social rights raises the question: what if we built all of our systems on a foundation of human rights?

    Learn more

    Latest insights and stories

    Latest from our publications and stories.

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    Dive deeper

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    A fully housed Toronto

    Maytree partnered with local newspaper West End Phoenix to examine Toronto’s housing crisis through a human rights lens.

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    Advancing justice

    In 2021 and 2022, under the guidance of outside experts, Maytree delved into the relationship between human rights, poverty, racism, and the criminal justice system.

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    Poverty and human rights in Canada

    For this special series, we brought together the voices of leading thinkers, activists and political leaders who are working on economic and social rights in Canada.

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    Be inspired

    Five Good Ideas

    Five Good Ideas is a lunch-and-learn program where subject-matter experts discuss powerful and practical ideas about key issues facing non-profit organizations. The sessions are most useful for management staff and board members at small and mid-sized non-profits.

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    Explore upcoming and recent Five Good Ideas sessions:

    image: hand drawing arrow pointing up (iStockphoto)Advocacy and Policy

    Five Good Ideas on advocating for change from the frontline


    UPCOMING WEBINAR
    March 26, 2024


    Diana Chan McNally will share her insights into her praxis as a frontline worker and an advocate.

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    image: connecting through hazards (iStockphoto)Organizational Effectiveness

    Five Good Ideas on working with Ombudsman Toronto for positive change

    Learn how Ombudsman Toronto makes sure the City of Toronto treats all members of the public equitably and fairly.

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    image: wooden blocks spell word "Ableism"Human Resources

    Five Good Ideas for disrupting ableism in the workplace

    Discover how you and your non-profit organizations can respond proactively to the need for an accessible workplace with integrity and accountability.

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