Savings on screen-printing for Living Wage Employers

Artee Screen Printing's discount for Living Wage Employers.  A Vancouver print-shop is offering savings on their services for other Living Wage Employers. Continue reading

New Living Wage Employers

Eleven employers across BC recently received certification as Living Wage Employers. The newest Living Wage Employers are Aplus Cleaning, Artee Screen Printing, Aspire Professional Corporation, Cascadia Innovative Ventures, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island, Hakai Energy Solutions, Jillian Harris Design, Para Space Landscaping, Squamish Nation and West Coast Building Restoration Inc. Continue reading

Living Wage Freeze for 2020

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has decided to freeze the living wage for 2020.  Continue reading

Why the new minimum wage is still not a living wage

On Monday 1 June 2020, the minimum wage for workers across the province increased. However, there are still thousands of families in BC who are living below the poverty line because they are not earning a living wage. Continue reading

Living Wage Calculation for 2020 Moves to November Amid COVID-19 Crisis

BC’s 170 Living Wage Employers and applicants for certification have been advised that the Living Wage for Families Campaign has shifted the annual calculation of a new living wage for 2020 from May to November to better align our work with living wage campaigns in other parts of Canada and Living Wage Week celebrated in other countries. Continue reading

Thank You from Outgoing Campaign Organizer Halena Seiferling

Today is Halena Seiferling's last day as Campaign Organizer. Read below for a message of thanks from Halena, and contact us at info@livingwageforfamilies.ca until a new Campaign Organizer is in place. Continue reading

Municipalities representing over 430,000 British Columbians made progress on paying a living wage in 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, over 430,000 British Columbians have reason to celebrate. Since last December, five municipalities, including our provincial capital, took steps toward implementing living wage policies, along with two major school districts. Continue reading

Eight more Living Wage Employers certified in BC, bringing historical total to 180 Living Wage Employers

Eight employers across BC recently received certification as Living Wage Employers. Since 2009 when the BC-based Living Wage for Families Campaign began certifying Living Wage Employers, 180 employers have received the designation. Continue reading

Living Wage Week Feature #4: The Reality of Working Poverty in BC

This week, we’ve been exploring the costs facing the ‘living wage family’ in regions across BC. These analyses are helpful to understand what an average working family may be dealing with, but they still represent a hypothetical family. Today, let’s get into the reality facing low-wage families across our province. Continue reading