The Living Wage for Families Campaign co-publishes an annual living wage calculation that establishes the living wage rate for Metro Vancouver. The living wage is one solution to lifting low-income workers out of poverty.
The living wage rate is the hourly wage a family needs to earn to cover basic expenses such as food, clothing, shelter, transportation and child care. The living wage calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children with each parent working full time.
This calculation methodology has been used in cities throughout Canada and has become the accepted way to measure what a living wage is and to track low-wage poverty.
For media questions please contact:
Living Wage for Families Campaign
810 – 815 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4
604-975-3347 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Latest news releases
2016-04-27: Change in federal policy lowers living wage for first time despite rising costs
A report released today finds that the wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.64 per hour.
2015-07-08: City of Vancouver passes motion to become a Living Wage Employer
The Living Wage for Families Campaign and the Metro Vancouver Alliance congratulate the City of Vancouver for its commitment to become a Living Wage Employer.
Living wage in the news
CBC News Vancouver at 6: Vancouver considers the living wage (17:38-22:38)
Global News Morning BC: BIV: City of Vancouver looks to implement living wage (at 1:03 min)