Sherri Torjman is a social policy consultant and a policy associate with Maytree. She is vice-chair of the disability advisory committee reporting to the Minister of National Revenue. Sherri was vice-president of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy from 1992 to 2017.


Single workers are Canada’s forgotten poor

Early 2020 sent COVID-19 shock waves around the world. The devastation saved its knockout punch for groups already struggling to find steady ground: racialized communities, Indigenous Canadians and persons with disabilities. Many individuals living on …

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Are singles Canada’s forgotten poor?

Working-age singles are more likely than most to be living in deep poverty, with incomes that fall well short of what’s required to meet basic needs. So why are they so often overlooked in our poverty …

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