Media Advisory - New Maytree publication highlights 50 policy ideas to make Canada stronger

Online press conference on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EST: Maytree to release its latest report, Charting Prosperity: Practical Ideas for a Stronger Canada, presenting policy recommendations that would contribute to Canada's prosperity while fighting poverty.

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Join us for an online webcast with Alan Broadbent, Chairman of Maytree, and Sherri Torjman, Vice-President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, to discuss policy ideas that are both practical and ready to implement.

What: Online news conference (webcast). After two 15-minute presentations, webcast participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.


  • Alan Broadbent, Chairman, Maytree
  • Sherri Torjman, Vice President, Caledon

Thursday, May 12, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m. EST (Toronto)

Where: From your desktop.

How to attend:
Please RSVP to to receive your access code to attend the webcast, or click on the link to register online.

A recording of the event and the PDF of the report will be available online at

About Alan Broadbent: Alan is Chairman of Maytree, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, and the Tamarack Institute. He is also Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation. Alan is the author of Urban Nation: Why We Need to Give Power Back to the Cities to Make Canada Strong. In addition, Alan is Co-Chair of Happy Planet Foods; Director of Sustainalytics Holdings B.V.; a Director of Invest Toronto; past-Chair of the Tides Canada Foundation; advisor to the Literary Review of Canada; Member of the Governors' Council of the Toronto Public Library Foundation; Senior Fellow of Massey College, and Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University in 2009.

About Sherri Torjman: Sherri Torjman is Vice-President of the Caledon Institute. She has written in the areas of welfare reform, customized training, disability income and supports, the social dimension of sustainable development and community-based poverty reduction. Sherri was co-Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities that reported to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of National Revenue in December 2004. She has worked for the House of Commons Committee on the Disabled and the Handicapped, the House of Commons Special Committee on Child Care and the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies.

About Maytree: Established in 1982, Maytree is a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programs.

SOURCE Maytree Foundation

For further information:

To set up an interview and for more information contact:
Markus Stadelmann-Elder, 416-944-2627 ext. 284,

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