John Stapleton worked for the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations.
His more recent government work concerned the implementation of the National Child Benefit. He is a Commissioner with the Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission and is a volunteer with St.
Christopher House and Woodgreen Community Services of Toronto. John was Research Director
for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto and was
the co-chair of the working group associated with this project. He is undertaking an Innovations
Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation. He teaches public policy and is a member of 25 in 5.