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.
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
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.
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