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When: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Speakers include journalist Desmond Cole; former Toronto City Councillor Gordon Cressy; Black Lives Matter organizer Sandra Hudson; Osgoode Law School professor Jamil Jivani, and more.
Canada may sign treaties and covenants declaring obligations, but these become empty promises when there are no mechanisms in place to uphold our accountability.
Dignity for All, a campaign for a poverty-free Canada co-led by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice, has put forward a national anti-poverty plan that could be adapted by the federal government.
Every time you put up a construction crane, you create opportunities for affordable housing or pathways to jobs in the trades: This is what many U.S. cities are doing through community benefit campaigns.
When Wednesday, February 19, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Where St. Michael's College, Elmsley Hall, Charbonnel Lounge, 81 Saint Mary Street. You can also participate online - see the link below for more information.
This session, with Armine Yalnizyan, suggests five things we can do to reduce income inequality and offset its most costly and corrosive effects.
Providing access to city services to non-status or undocumented immigrants reduces fear of deportation while contributing to wider community safety and well-being.
Applications for the Maytree Scholarship Program are available online and the deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013.
Date Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Time 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST
Place 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto
This session deals with the basics of what makes a valid and binding lease, then moves on to discuss specific clauses in the lease agreement where issues may arise after the lease has been signed.
Bill C-31 is a large bill that changes three different pieces of refugee legislation, and is not good news for refugees, says this author.
Over 150 lawyers and academics gathered in Toronto and online via satellite locations throughout Canada on September 9 to launch the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL).
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's announcement does not explain why implementation of the new asylum system has been postponed until next June, but commentary on Maytree Conversations suggests some reasons for the delay.
Date August 23, 2011
Time 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street (at Bathurst subway)
Maytree Leadership Network is holding a consultation on the Social Assistance Review, where participants can share their views directly with staff responsible for reviewing Ontario Works and related programs.
The Access to Justice Fund of the Law Foundation of Ontario has given a grant to the University of Ottawa and the Refugee Forum for a project aimed at helping prepare refugee claimants for a disclosure interview they must attend within 15 days of making their claim.
Date May 12, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ET
This webinar features Alan Broadbent, Maytree's Chairman, and Sherri Torjman, Vice-President, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, who will discuss the proposals in Maytree's report, Charting Prosperity: Practical Ideas for a Stronger Canada.
More than Money: Mining the human and financial potential of Canada's education savings programs for low-income families
This report outlines a number of specific recommendations on how service providers and government can improve low-income families' access to federal government education savings programs.
Date December 1, 2010
May Wong, Executive Director of The Omega Foundation and designer of the SmartSAVER project, will release a new report that explores the opportunity to improve low-income students' participation in post-secondary education through better use of education savings.
Date June 10, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto Trading Floor
This forum will look at how well the media reflects the diversity of the population in both media coverage and in its leadership.