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 […]