Maytree blog

These stories highlight what organizations and individuals are doing to reduce poverty and strengthen their communities, as well as how and why they do the work that they do.

Published on 15/12/2020

To respond to the challenges and financial hardship workers in their networks are facing, the OEERC and the Workers’ Action Centre, alongside community partners, have been working hard to come up with ways to provide support.

The low-wage, immigrant, racialized, and migrant workers we work with at the Ontario Employment Education and Research Centre (OEERC) have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Many work in temporary, part-time, contract, or precarious jobs, and often in more than one workplace. Even before the pandemic, many workers […]

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Published on 20/11/2020

Exploring the importance of peer leadership in the non-profit sector, the experiences of peers as community advocates, and the “grey area” that peer roles sometimes put them in.

The Stop Community Food Centre may be renowned for offerings like our healthy food bank, community kitchens, and drop-in meals, but we know that charitable interventions aren’t a solution to chronic food insecurity in our city. Instead, our mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and […]

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Published on 27/10/2020

Interview with chef and activist Joshna Maharaj about her book Take Back the Tray.

Food is our common denominator as humans. We need it to heal, to grow, and to thrive. It’s a source of strength, joy, connection, and life. Good food nourishes us, and it’s time for us do the same for our food system. So let’s take back dignity, hospitality, sustainability, and equality. Joshna Maharaj, Take Back […]

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Published on 25/09/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo? When we put “democracy” and “human rights” in the […]

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Published on 25/08/2020

Interview with Sukanya Pillay, an international and Canadian constitutional lawyer, about her new podcast, JUST PLANET: Laws, Life and Global Crises.

The COVID-19 pandemic is only one crisis of many that we’re experiencing. But it compounds many other crises such as anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism, climate change, and extreme inequality. What can be done to address these crises and is there a way out? That is the starting point for Sukanya Pillay’s just launched podcast, […]

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Published on 11/05/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Marco Campana shares his five good ideas for nonprofit organizations to connect deeply with their clients and communities and to start thinking about what their work might look like in the post-pandemic new normal.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Marco […]

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Published on 06/05/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Christine Yip shares her five good ideas about how you can maintain morale while managing a remote team.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Christine […]

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Published on 03/04/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Andrew Musselman shares his five good ideas about becoming more effective at speaking in front of a webcam for online conversations.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Andrew […]

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Published on 02/04/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Thomas Appleyard starts our series by sharing his five good ideas on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” We begin the series […]

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