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Elizabeth McIsaac

Elizabeth McIsaac is the President of Maytree where she leads the organization in shaping the discussion around poverty and human rights in Canada. Elizabeth has a deep history with Maytree; she previously served as the Director of Policy and was the executive director of one of Maytree’s signature ideas: the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). Most recently, Elizabeth established and led Mowat NFP (Not-for-Profit Policy) at the Mowat Centre, where she conducted and directed research analyzing the challenges facing the non-profit sector today.

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May 30, 2017 | Elizabeth McIsaac

Bringing human rights back into balance

The case for social and economic rights in the Charter

With all the commotion around the Charter’s 35th birthday this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that human rights in Canada are a fait accompli. You would also be forgiven for, upon reading the words “human rights” just now, thinking first and foremost of the civil and political rights that our constitution explicitly sets out to define and protect. After all, most conversations around rights in Canada revolve around our civil and political liberties. More
August 25, 2014 | Andrew Galley, Elizabeth McIsaac, Jamie Van Ymeren

From Investment to Impact

The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds
Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. More
February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Carrie Moody

Diversity & Inclusion

Recent sector survey results tell the story of a sector that has not internalized diversity in its hiring policies. In this Sector Signal, we analyze the findings from the Looking Ahead Leadership Survey and consider the challenges facing the sector in advancing diversity and inclusion. More
September 19, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Stella Park, Lynne Toupin

Shaping the Future-Findings

Leadership in the Ontario Nonprofit Labour Force
This paper draws on an Ontario-wide survey of not-for-profit sector leaders to examine the challenges and opportunities of human capital renewal in the sector. More
September 19, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Carrie Moody

A Platform for Change

This Sector Signal explores shared platforms as an organizational model for the not-for-profit sector and considers the opportunity to expand and deepen the practice. More
September 19, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Stella Park, Lynne Toupin

Shaping the Future-Summary

This paper draws on an Ontario-wide survey of not-for-profit sector leaders to examine the challenges and opportunities of human capital renewal in the sector. More
June 24, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Carrie Moody

The Social Enterprise Opportunity for Ontario

This Sector Signal explores the potential and viability of social enterprise for providing innovative and cost effective solutions to deliver on the promise of inclusive economies and resilient communities in Ontario. More
June 5, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Stella Park, Lynne Toupin

Human Capital Renewal in the Nonprofit Sector

Framing the Strategy
This report identifies and explores three key human capital priorities for the not-for-profit sector: closing the leadership gap, finding and keeping talent, and developing human capital. More
February 25, 2013 | Elizabeth McIsaac, Carrie Moody

The Integration Agenda

This first Sector Signal from Mowat NFP looks at the current climate of fiscal restraint, and the implications for that part of the NFP sector that provides government services.  More