Maytree Policy School

[Maytree Policy School] is professional development par excellence! Changing the world does take “relentless incrementalism” and this program should be mandatory for every leader.

Bruce Pitkin

Executive Director, ArtStarts (MPS ’20)

[Maytree] Policy School represents a rare opportunity to learn how to successfully advocate for policy change directly from folks who’ve done it before. The program is worth it for the content alone. But what really has me energized is the community that Maytree is building through this work. The insights of those in my cohort not only rounded out the learning experience, but will also offer a wealth of experience, advice, inspiration, and friendship for years to come.

Terence Hamilton

Policy Specialist, UNICEF Canada (MPS ’20)

Maytree Policy School is the perfect program to learn and enhance one’s skills and understanding of strategies to effectively influence government actions and decisions. Thank you to the fantastic faculty, superb speakers, and remarkable non profit colleagues for creating a vibrant community for growth and development.

Carol Zoulalian

Executive Director, St. Jude Community Homes (MPS ’20)

Maytree Policy School provided very practical tips and advice to effectively influence policy. Perhaps most importantly, the program connected me with a cohort of incredible peers that I can count on for mutual support as we continue our policy careers.

Talia Bronstein

VP, Research and Advocacy, Daily Bread Food Bank (MPS ’20)

A thoughtfully-designed program that provides access to an incredible group of faculty and subject-matter experts. A powerful experience that has improved my ability to influence.

Sibel Cicek

Senior Manager, Government Relations, YMCA Ontario, YMCA of Greater Toronto (MPS ’20)

For grassroots and small non-profit organizations trying to enhance the scope and impact of their work through policy, Maytree Policy School is a powerful place to enhance the capacity of senior leaders to deliver results for the communities we serve. From the faculty to the Maytree Policy school peers, everything is designed to increase your impact.

Paul Bailey

President, Black Health Alliance (MPS ’20)

“Maytree Policy School brought together a highly skilled and generous group of instructors. My organization has gained new tools and resources, and connections to fabulous peers and organizations.”

Shelagh Pizey-Allen

Executive Director, TTCRiders (MPS ’19)

“Maytree Policy School was invaluable. It helped me systematize and move forward our policy work. The faculty were knowledgeable and engaging, and the other participants have now become a close network I can call on.”

Sasha McNicoll

Policy Manager, Community Food Centres Canada (MPS ’19)

“Maytree Policy School brought together an expert faculty team who generously shared their wealth of knowledge and experiences. I really appreciated how each session was meticulously planned and specifically tailored for us in the non-profit sector.”

Tesfai Mengesha

Executive Director, Success Beyond Limits (MPS ’18)

“Maytree Policy School completely surpassed my expectations. It’s a course anyone should take who strives to be a strategic influencer at any level of government and regardless of who’s in power.”

Brian Davis

Executive Director, Houselink Community Homes (MPS ’19)

“Having the focused time along with the incredible depth of knowledge from the presenters and other participants made this program worth every minute. The shifts in our approach and development of a policy strategy will have long-term impact for our organization and our mission at Pillar.”

Michelle Baldwin

Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network (MPS ’19)