Maytree Policy School

When the non-profit sector engages in shaping public policy, we end up with better decisions, better laws, and better programs. However it can be challenging for non-profit organizations to build the capacity to engage effectively in the public policy process.

Maytree Policy School supports organizations in the non-profit sector working to advance evidence-based public policy solutions.

It is designed for policy professionals who are in a position to influence the public policy direction of their organization.

Applications for the 2019 program are now closed.

Beginning in January 2019, the 6-month Toronto-based program will support 20-25 policy leaders to become more effectively engaged in the policy process by providing:

  • opportunities to learn from public policy leaders working in the non-profit sector, public service, politics, and think tanks;
  • a multi-disciplinary environment for participants to learn a range of skills that will help them influence policy;
  • an engaging and interactive learning environment that involves a combination of workshops and in-person activities; and
  • a series of activities to guide participants through developing a policy strategy for their organization.

Participants will complete the program with a strategy on how their organization can move effectively influence public policy.

The core of Maytree Policy School includes six in-person learning sessions, including:

  • Opening retreat/ policy fundamentals (January 14, 15, 16, 2019)
  • Understanding the policy process (February 21-22, 2019)
  • Connecting to process and monitoring change (March 21-22, 2019)
  • Using research and evidence in policy (April 24-25, 2019)
  • Communicating your policy story (May 23-24, 2019)
  • Implementing your policy strategy (June 13-14, 2019)

The January session is an overnight retreat.
Sessions from February – June will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Toronto.

Participating organizations will be required to pay a $500 registration fee.

Need more information?

Contact Tina Edan, Lead, Maytree Policy School