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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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