Policy at Maytree
Maytree’s work is focused on systemic solutions to poverty. Through our work on public policy, we aim to better understand the causes and dimensions of poverty and to identify practical solutions. We work with governments, non-profits and communities to find ways to make sure that public policies in Canada work to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.
In our work, we focus mainly on the following areas: Housing, Poverty and human rights, Renewing our social contract, and Strong cities.
Maytree publishes reports, backgrounders, briefs and commentaries to help inform decision-making and to engage in public discussions on social policy issues.
The Welfare in Canada reports look at the total incomes available to those relying on social assistance (often called “welfare”), taking into account tax credits and other benefits along with social assistance itself.
The Social Assistance Summaries series tracks the number of recipients of social assistance (welfare payments) in each province and territory.
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy wound down its day-to-day operations in 2017 after 25 years. The Maytree website is now the new home for Caledon’s collection of social policy research.