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 […]
Published on 17/01/2017
As Caledon reaches its 25th year, the Caledon-Maytree partnership enters a new phase.
Twenty-five years ago, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy was established as a commitment to high-quality social policy analysis. Over the past quarter century, Caledon has used data and evidence to challenge preconceptions and craft practical social policy solutions that have shaped public policy and helped reduce poverty and inequality in Canada. From the beginning, […]
Published on 16/08/2016
Maytree policy brief examines the idea of a universal basic income and asks whether it would be an improvement over our current social safety net.
Maytree policy brief examines the idea of a universal basic income and asks whether it would be an improvement over our current social safety net. While a universal basic income sounds like a better way to reduce poverty, it is expensive and could leave some people worse off. As a newly released Maytree policy brief […]
Published on 17/02/2016
In its submission, Maytree lists four recommendations on how cities in Canada can become key stakeholders and participants in delivering on the state obligations of the ICESCR.
Are Canada and its cities doing enough to protect everyone’s economic and social rights, including the rights of our most vulnerable populations? A review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, taking place from February 22 – March 4 in Geneva, will soon let us know. Maytree believes that economic and social […]
Published on 02/10/2014
Study, Who votes in Toronto municipal election?, looks at voter turnout over the past three civic elections in 2003, 2006 and 2010.
Toronto has a poor record of voter participation in civic elections. In 42 of Toronto’s 44 wards less than half of all eligible voters cast a ballot in recent city elections. The turnout improves only when elections are hotly contested. While areas with lower voter turnout typically have high concentrations of immigrant and visible minority […]
Published on 30/09/2014
Maytree founders Judy and Alan Broadbent are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth McIsaac as president and happy to welcome her back to the foundation.
Maytree founders Judy and Alan Broadbent are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth McIsaac as president and happy to welcome her back to the foundation. Starting October 27, 2014, Ms. McIsaac will lead the development and strengthening of Maytree’s anti-poverty and community-building work through its own activities and support of its community partners. “The […]