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Media releases

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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Published on 31/07/2019

In a new report published by Maytree, author and housing policy expert Steve Pomeroy examines possible parameters for an inclusionary zoning policy.

To meet its affordable housing goals, the City of Toronto is currently developing an inclusionary zoning policy. The policy would require affordable housing units to be included in new developments across the city. In a new report published by Maytree, housing policy expert Steve Pomeroy examines possible parameters for an inclusionary zoning policy that is […]

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Published on 14/02/2019

In a new report, authors André Côté, Alex Mazer, and Jonathan Weisstub propose a targeted policy intervention to boost savings and build assets among lower- and modest-income Canadians: the Canada Saver’s Credit.

Today, Maytree and Common Wealth are releasing a report that looks at how to help lower- and modest-income Canadians save more money. Authors André Côté, Alex Mazer, and Jonathan Weisstub propose a targeted policy intervention to boost savings and build assets among lower- and modest-income Canadians: the Canada Saver’s Credit (CSC). The CSC would offer […]

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Published on 06/11/2018

Maytree is releasing Welfare in Canada, 2017, the latest update of a yearly series showing the total income households on social assistance would have received.

Today, Maytree is releasing Welfare in Canada, 2017, 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 24/04/2018

Maytree is releasing the latest update to Social Assistance Summaries, a resource that shows the number of social assistance recipients across Canada and how that has changed over time.

Today, Maytree is releasing the latest update to Social Assistance Summaries, a resource that shows the number of social assistance recipients across Canada and how that has changed over time. This update includes 2017 data provided by provincial and territorial government officials alongside a brief description of the social assistance programs in each jurisdiction. Social […]

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Published on 05/10/2017

Maytree welcomes the amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code proposed in a Private Member’s bill introduced today by MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa–Vanier).

Maytree welcomes the amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code proposed in a private member’s bill introduced on October 4, 2017 by MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa–Vanier). If passed, Bill 164, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2017 would not only modernize Ontario’s Human Rights Code, it would also strengthen economic and social rights for all […]

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Published on 04/04/2017

Businesses have now access to a publication that could kick-start their poverty reduction efforts: “10: A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty.”

Businesses have an important role to play when it comes to tackling poverty – by creating jobs, paying a living wage, addressing financial literacy and payday lending, and building better futures for young people. Now they have access to a publication that could kick-start their efforts: “10: A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty.” Released today […]

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Published on 24/03/2017

From April 4-6, leaders in poverty-reduction from across Canada will meet in Hamilton, ON, for Cities Reducing Poverty: When Business Is Engaged.

Ending poverty is everyone’s business. Businesses, in particular, have an important role to play when it comes to tackling poverty – by creating jobs, paying a living wage, addressing financial literacy and pay day lending, and building better futures for young people. When communities prosper, everyone prospers – including business. There’s a clear business case […]

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