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Published on 23/11/2022

Latest Welfare in Canada update shows the negative impacts of the loss of pandemic benefits and the rising rate of inflation on the incomes of people living in poverty.

Today, Maytree is releasing the 2021 edition of the Welfare in Canada report, which breaks down the welfare incomes for social assistance recipients over the calendar year in all Canadian provinces and territories. This edition shows the negative impacts of the loss of pandemic benefits and the rising rate of inflation on the incomes of […]

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Published on 14/09/2022

The proposed Canada Working-Age Supplement (CWAS) would enhance and expand the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) for all working-age single adults without children living in poverty, whether or not they are earning income from employment.

A report released today by Maytree and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) recommends that the federal government create a new income support benefit for working-age single adults. This benefit would see the government take a leadership role in reducing the depth of poverty this group experiences. The proposed Canada Working-Age Supplement (CWAS) would enhance and […]

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Published on 09/12/2021

For each province and territory, Welfare in Canada provides data and analysis on the total welfare income that households receiving social assistance would have qualified for in 2020.

Today, Maytree is releasing the 2020 edition of the Welfare in Canada report. For each province and territory, this report provides data and analysis on the total welfare income that households receiving social assistance would have qualified for in 2020. The report also explores how households who received social assistance fared in the first year […]

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Published on 10/12/2020

New Maytree paper, “Human rights cities: The power and potential of local government to advance economic and social rights,” argues for local governments to turn to human rights as they begin to “build back better” in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In the Maytree paper, “Human rights cities: The power and potential of local government to advance economic and social rights,” published today, Bruce Porter, a Maytree fellow and Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre, and Nevena Dragicevic, Maytree’s lead on cities, argue for local governments to turn to human rights as they begin to […]

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Published on 19/11/2020

The report looks at how welfare incomes varied across every province and territory for four example households in 2019.

Today, Maytree is releasing Welfare in Canada, 2019, the latest update of a yearly series showing the total income households on social assistance would have received (i.e., their income from social assistance alongside tax credits and child benefits). The report looks at how welfare incomes varied across every province and territory for four example households […]

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Published on 28/05/2020

Ontario tenants who have fallen behind on their rent because of COVID-19 will need provincial help to stay housed when the current eviction ban is lifted, new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Maytree says.

Ontario tenants who have fallen behind on their rent because of COVID-19 will need provincial help to stay housed when the current eviction ban is lifted, new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Maytree says. “Many renters couldn’t make rent on April 1 or on May 1, and June 1 will be […]

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Published on 09/01/2020

A new report from Maytree looks at the possibilities and limitations of the Ontario government’s social assistance reforms.

The just released Maytree report “System transformation in Ontario Works: Considerations for Ontario” looks at the possibilities and limitations of the Ontario government’s social assistance reforms, in particular changes to the employment and skills training offered to Ontario Works recipients. In 2018, the Ontario government announced its plans to reform social assistance with the objective […]

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Published on 13/11/2019

The report looks at how welfare incomes varied across every province and territory for four example households in 2018.

Today, Maytree is releasing Welfare in Canada, 2018, the latest update of a yearly series showing the total income households on social assistance would have received (i.e., their income from social assistance alongside tax credits and child benefits). The report looks at how welfare incomes varied across every province and territory for four example households […]

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Published on 17/10/2019

While the Ontario Basic Income Pilot was cancelled shortly after it started, there are still lessons to be learned.

While the Ontario Basic Income Pilot was cancelled shortly after it started, there are still lessons to be learned. In a just published report, Maytree Fellow Michael Mendelson looks at Ontario’s experience and offers ideas on how to – and how not to – set up future Basic Income trials. The Ontario Basic Income Pilot […]

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