Listening to stories of low wage workers

We all want our cities to be livable and sustainable, especially for our children. However for many families who work for low wages, our cities are not very hospitable places. We must start taking this reality into account when working to make our cities more livable for all families. Truly livable cities, at their most basic level, are places where everyone can cover their basic living expenses. Continue reading

Faith Groups and living wage

The mandate of the ‘Living Wage Faith Group Engagement Project ‘is to help educate and support faith groups in more effectively engaging with their communities — particularly low-income families – in advocating for a living wage.  Continue reading

Two more companies certified as Living Wage Employers

SAP Labs Canada and Briteweb have recently been certified as Living Wage Employers, committing to pay all their staff and contract service staff a living wage.  Continue reading

Parksville/Qualicum becomes the first school district to pass a Living Wage Policy

On April 25, 2012 School District 69 (Parksville/Qualicum) unanimously passed the following motion to become the first school district in Canada to pass a living wage policy. Continue reading