Publications, opinions, and speeches

Maytree publishes reports, backgrounders, briefs, opinions, and speeches to help inform decision-making and to engage in public discussions on social policy issues.

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Policy brief

Published on 10/06/2021

This policy brief provides a summary and analysis of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s (OPBO) report, Distributional and Fiscal Analysis of a National Guaranteed Basic Income.

Download the policy brief This policy brief provides a summary and analysis of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s (OPBO) report, Distributional and Fiscal Analysis of a National Guaranteed Basic Income. Our analysis offers an overview of the OPBO’s report and an examination of some of the shortcomings of the OPBO’s costing. The following […]

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Opinion

Published on 31/05/2021

People suffer when we do not put them at the centre of our collective decisions. For example, our pandemic response for schools failed to prioritize the rights of children and youth.

This Maytree opinion is part of our series, “A life with dignity: Towards economic and social rights for all.” Each month, we will explore how our collective choices are bringing us closer to – or keeping us from – what we need for every person in Canada to live with dignity. People suffer when we […]

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Speech

Published on 19/05/2021

Presentation to the Standing Committee on General Government regarding Schedule 21 of Bill 276, Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act, 2021.

Good afternoon. My name is Garima Talwar Kapoor, and I am the Director of Policy and Research with Maytree. Maytree is a charitable organization committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. We believe the most enduring way to fix the systems that create poverty is to ensure that economic and social […]

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Submission

Published on 17/05/2021

Maytree’s submission to the National Advisory Council on Poverty.

Download the submission In March 2021, the National Advisory Council on Poverty (NACP) held a consultation meeting with civil society leaders across the country on how Canada can further reduce poverty. The aim of the meeting was to discuss how our systems should change to create an equitable post-pandemic recovery, and how the NACP could […]

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Opinion

Published on 29/04/2021

The government’s duty is to spend responsibly, which means supporting the economic and social rights of each person in Canada. This means using maximum available resources.

This Maytree opinion is part of our series, “A life with dignity: Towards economic and social rights for all.” Each month, we will explore how our collective choices are bringing us closer to – or keeping us from – what we need for every person in Canada to live with dignity. When the federal budget […]

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Policy brief

Published on 28/04/2021

This policy brief provides an overview of and comments on the intent of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s proposed regulation changes to household income and asset limits for RGI assistance.

Download the policy brief This policy brief is based on Maytree’s submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding proposed amendments to Ontario Regulations 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020. On February 16, […]

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Opinion

Published on 07/04/2021

If budgets tell us what we value, it’s clear that affordable housing hasn’t been a priority for recent Ontario governments. We can do better and ensure that everyone in Ontario has a safe, affordable and secure place to call home.

Do you know what makes up less than 0.3 per cent of your budget? I’ll take a guess — probably not. Even if you know, chances are that you’re not paying much attention to this small fraction of your budget. It’s no wonder, then, that successive Ontario governments have not been paying attention to the […]

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Opinion

Published on 29/03/2021

The Ontario government laid out an encouraging vision for transforming social assistance. However, without an implementation plan, this vision will not become a reality.

This Maytree opinion is part of our series, “A life with dignity: Towards economic and social rights for all.” Each month, we will explore how our collective choices are bringing us closer to – or keeping us from – what we need for every person in Canada to live with dignity. Cautious optimism – that’s […]

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Policy brief

Published on 29/03/2021

This policy brief provides a high-level overview of some of the key points on the number of people and households in housing need and supported through housing programs, funding for housing programs, and the degree to which this all impacted the number of people who were homeless.

Download the policy brief On March 4, 2021, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) released a report that reviews Ontario’s housing and homelessness programs. The report identifies changes in housing programs and spending over the past decade, outlines the number of people and households that have been supported through various provincial and federal government investments in […]

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