Stapleton, J., ODSP needs support, not criticism. (January 2020) Toronto Star
Stapleton, J., Hope, K. and James, C., The Working Poor in the Toronto Region: A closer look at the increasing numbers. (November 2019) Metcalf Foundation: Toronto Canada
Stapleton, J., Maaranen, R., and Yuan,Yvonne, Double or Nothing: Why northern Scarborough has no Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and what we can do about it. (September 2019) Open Policy: Toronto Ontario
Stapleton, J., and Soh, Bee Lee. Voice of Experience: Engaging people with lived experience of poverty in consultations. (October 10, 2019) Metcalf Foundation: Toronto Ontario
Lee, C.R. and A. Briggs. 2019. The Cost of Poverty in Ontario: 10 Years Later. Feed Ontario: Toronto, Ontario. Included essay by John Stapleton
Stapleton, J., & Yvonne M. Yuan (April 15, 2019) What’s the true cost of food when you’re poor? – Institute for Research in Public Policy
Stapleton, J., (December 22, 2018) Federal poverty-reduction bill ‘important for Scarborough’ – Inside Toronto
Stapleton, J., & Yvonne M. Yuan (August 2, 2018) Welfare diet report for IRPP – Institute for Research in Public Policy
Stapleton, J., (August 1, 2018) Macleod’s policy changes will keep Ontarians trapped in poverty – Toronto Star (Op-ed)
Stapleton, J., (June 21, 2018) A Fortune Left on the Table – West Neighbourhood House & Open Policy
Stapleton, J. & Yip, Christine A., (June 21, 2018) Low Income Adults in the Informal Economy – West Neighbourhood House & Open Policy
Stapleton, J., (March 4, 2018) The Indian Dress Debacle – Self Published
Income Security Reform Working Group, Indigenous Income Security Reform Working Group, and Urban Indigenous Table on Income Security Reform (October 2017) Roadmap to Income Security. Submitted to the Government of Ontario.
Stapleton, J. (February, 23, 2017) Pursuing policy advocacy in a post recommendation world: Moving beyond the smackdown of the alpha paradigms – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (January 30, 2017) A Basic Income for Canadians: What would change? – The Metcalf Foundation
Stapleton, J. (December 18, 2016) Saks in the city: Labour market inequality in Toronto seen through the lens of the retail divide – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (May 12, 2016) From solitary confinement to ‘one-to-many’ – The Metcalf Foundation
Stapleton, J. (March 28, 2016) A young person’s guide to a guaranteed annual or basic income: Parts 1-7 – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (March 28, 2016) A young person’s guide to a guaranteed annual or basic income: Part 6, Persons with disabilities – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (February 9,2016) Honey, I shrunk the poverty strategy – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (February 7, 2016) A young person’s guide to a guaranteed annual or basic income: Part 1 – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (February 5, 2016) Solitary confinement: Two case studies and the income/employment conundrum – The Metcalf Foundation
Doucet, R., Pooran, B., Briggs, A., Lee, C.R., Stapleton, J. (December 10, 2015) Every ninth child in Ontario: A cost-benefit analysis for investing in the care of special needs children and youth in Ontario – Open Policy Ontario
Stapleton, J. (April 20,2015) The working poor in the Toronto Region – The Metcalf Foundation
Stapleton, J. (March 2, 2015) Scarborough’s self inflicted wound – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (March 1, 2015) The Cougar and the Iceman: Seabiscuit’s two Canadian jockeys – The Paulick Report
Stapleton, J. (February 4, 2015) Guaranteed annual income contains three word: Let’s talk about the ‘annual’ part – Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty
Stapleton, J. (December 9, 2014) Same problems keep recurring in welfare computer systems – Toronto Star Op-Ed
Stapleton, J. (July 21, 2014) Another species faces extinction – Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty
Stapleton, J. (June 10, 2014) No bottom in sight – Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty
Stapleton, J. (February 10, 2014) Catherine the Great and the OXFAM 85 – Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty
Stapleton, J. (January 21, 2014) They can’t but we can – Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty
Stapleton, J. (December 13, 2013) The ‘Welfareization’ of Disability Incomes in Ontario – The Metcalf Foundation
Stapleton, J. (November 1, 2013) Honouring Beryl Agnes Foster – For Every Child, UNICEF Canada Magazine
Stapleton, J. (October 16, 2013) Understanding Social Assistance Eligibility Testing in Ontario – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (May 14, 2013) How should we think about the earnings of social assistance recipients? – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (April 26, 2013) It’s time to end the erosion of public assistance in Ontario – Toronto Star
Stapleton, J. (January 17, 2013) A ballplayer, a cop, a janitor and a welfare recipient – The Broadbent Institute
Stapleton, J (October 30, 2012) Conrad Black and the Order of Canada – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (2012) Do welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta? – Vibrant Communities Calgary
Stapleton, J. (2012) Janeiro lecture on inequality – Self-published
Stapleton, J. (2012) The Great Recession Horror Trilogy – all in one place!
Stapleton, J. (March 27,2012). Pool, Cap and Cut: Reflections on the Ontario Government’s recent budget cutting
Stapleton, J. (March 20, 2012). It’s not that much money: Sixty Seconds on a calculator
Stapleton, J. (March 16, 2012). A Canadian ‘Affluence Line’: a Poverty line for the 1%
Stapleton, J. (March 5, 2012). Cutting the Number of Ontario Racetracks would be a bad bet Get PDF: Cutting the number of Ontario racetracks would be a bad bet
Stapleton, J. (February 29, 2012) Ontario should help foster kids until they turn 25
Stapleton, J., Tweddle, A., Procyk,S., Pooran, B., & Doucet, R. (2012). 25 is the NEW 21: The Costs and Benefits of Providing Extended Care & Maintenance to Ontario Youth in Care Until Age 25.
Stapleton, J., Murphy, Brian., Xing, Yue (Feb.11, 2012). The Working Poor in the Toronto Region; Who they are, where they live, and how trends are changing. Summary and Full Report
Stapleton, J. (February 2012). PM’s new policy would force up to 50,000 to live in poverty for two more years
Stapleton, J. (2011). Less on their Plate: Canada’s poorest people facing a frightful food crisis
Stapleton, J., Bednar, V. (2011). Trading Places: Single Adults Replace Lone Parents as the New Face of Social of Social Assistance in Canada. Get PDF
Stapleton, J., Pooran, B., & Doucet, R. (2011). Making Toronto safer: A cost-benefit analysis of transitional housing supports for men leaving incarceration. John Howard Society of Toronto.
Stapleton, J., Procyk, S. & Kochen, L. (May, 2011). What stops us from working?
Baldwin, A., Procyk, S., & Stapleton, J. (Feb. 7, 2011). Income security: Collective responses for a prosperous Toronto region. Civic Action.
Stapleton, J. (January 2011). What’s your government’s share of GDP? The answer is pointless. The Mark.
Milway, J., Chan, K., Stapleton, J., & Cook, B. (Dec. 2010). The poor still pay more: Challenges low income families face in consuming a nutritious diet. Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity.
Stapleton, J., & Procyk, S. (November, 2010). A patchwork quilt: Income security for Canadians with disabilities. Institute for Work and Health.
Johnston, P., & Stapleton, J. (Sept. 2010). Forging a new relationship with government. How the non-profit sector in Ontario can thrive in partnership with the government. Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Stapleton, J. (Sept. 29, 2010). The recession’s repeat performance. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Sept. 3, 2010). Sixty and single in Ontario. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Aug. 16, 2010). A country founded on statistics. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (August, 2010). Prosperity and the economy barely surviving: The predicament of Toronto’s poor single adults Vote Toronto 2010.
Stapleton, J. (July 6, 2010). In the 1960s, protests ended with concerts. It’s just one of the ways they were different from today’s protests. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (June 16, 2010). The Battle Between Paradigms: With economic recovery, a new stimulus-based mentality has arrived to challenge the old laissez-faire way of thinking. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (June 11, 2010). What to make of former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge’s predictions on Canada’s economy? The Mark.
Stapleton, J., & Tweddle, A. (May, 2010). Not so easy to navigate: A report on the complex array of income security programs and educational planning for children in care in Ontario. The Laidlaw Foundation.
Seven things you should know.
A message to all mothers in Ontario.
Stapleton, J., & Shillington, R. (May. 2010). Cutting through the fog: Why is it so hard to make sense of poverty measures. The Metcalf Foundation,
Stapleton, J. (May 11, 2010). VE-day: Remembering Canada’s role. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (May 10, 2010). Minimalist waitressing. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Apr. 29, 2010). The perfect calm: We may not be out of the economic storm yet. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Apr. 14, 2010). E-I spells post-recession welfare. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Apr. 15, 2010). Imagine a world without taxes. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Mar. 31, 2010). Back to scratch: The gap between the minimum wage and the welfare rate is as wide as it was during the Depression. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (March 2, 2010). Down but not out: Reforming social assistance rules that punish the poor for saving. C. D. Howe Institute, e-brief.
Stapleton, J. (Feb. 24, 2010). The recession continues. The Mark.
Stapleton, J. (Oct. 2009). Close encounters of the “thirties” kind. Ontario Alternative Budget 2009: Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Stapleton, J. (2009). Time for a “Made in Ontario” working income tax benefit. Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity/Open Policy Ontario.
Laurie, N. (2008). The cost of poverty: Analysis of the economic cost of poverty in Ontario. Ontario Association of Food Banks. November.
Pomeroy, S, Steele, M. Hoy, J, & Stapleton, J. (2008). A housing benefit for Ontario: One housing solution for a poverty reduction strategy. A proposal submitted to the Province of Ontario by a coalition of industry and community organizations. November.
Stapleton, J. (2008). Income security for working-age adults in Canada: Let’s consider the model under our nose. The Metcalf Foundation, November.
Stapleton, J., & Tweddle, A. (2008). Navigating the maze: Improving coordination and integration of disability income and employment policies and programs for people living with HIV/AIDS -A discussion paper. Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation.
Stapleton, J & Shillington, R. (2008). No strings attached: How the tax-free savings account can help lower-income Canadians get ahead. C.D. Howe Institute. eBrief, Sept. 30, 1-5.
Stapleton, J. (2008). Why is it so tough to get ahead. Perception, 29, 3&4, 18-20.
Baldwin, A., Drummond, D. & Stapleton, J. (2008). New assets and income policies to assist low-income adults under Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. TD Bank Financial Group.
Stapleton, J. & LaFrambroise, C. (2007). Coming of age in a man’s world. Life, times and wisdom of Dorothea Crittenden: Canada’s first woman deputy minister.
Stapleton, J. (2007). Lets_take_reframing_seriously . Self-published essay
Stapleton, J. & Nascimento, O. (2006). Poor immigrants in Canada: Are they working? A community perspective. Report to the 11th International Metropolis Conference. October 2-6, Lisbon, Portugal.
39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, Standing committee on human resources, social development and the status of persons with disabilities.
Stapleton, J. (2006). Commentary. The Walrus, September 17.
Stapleton, J. (2005). Connecting Public Policy with Frontline Experience. Ideas that Matter, 3, 39-42.
Stapleton, J. & LaFrambroise, C. (2005). The Campbell report: The origins of modern public assistance in Ontario.
Stapleton, J. (2004). Like falling off a cliff: The incomes of low-wage and social recipients in the 1990s. In J. D. Hulchanski and M. Shapcott (Eds.), Finding room: Policy options for a Canadian rental housing strategy. Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.