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The Canada Disability Benefit Act Is Progress Worth Celebrating

Posted by Maytree on October 2, 2023

This blog post was written by Alan Broadbent and Elizabeth McIsaac and originally appeared on the Maytree blog on July 26, 2023. You can access the original version here. Reprinted with permission.


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Over 1 Million Canadians Lifted out of Poverty: Q&A With Maytree on Canada's Updated MBM

Posted by Alison Homer on February 28, 2020

On February 24, 2020, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) released results from the 2018 Canadian Income survey that showed that, since 2015, more than 1 million Canadians have been lifted out of poverty. This represents the largest three-year reduction in Canadian history. Canada’s poverty rate continues on a downward trend, and poverty rates have decreased since 2015 in all 10 provinces.  

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Takeaways from Maytree's Policy School

Posted by Christine Durant on June 25, 2018

When I joined the Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward as their Director in 2016, building a community action plan for poverty reduction was just one of the activities I would be taking on as part of a complex project plan. The overall goal of the work was divided into two parts; First, to ensure that people who use programs shape the programs and services that matter to them, and second, to bring our community together to work to reduce poverty–In effect, removing the silos that we have had a tendency to work in.

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