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
322 - 312 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
604-975-3347 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest news releases
Living wage in the news
2019-05-04: Revelstoke Review: Revelstoke has third highest living wage requirements in province
2019-05-02: Comox Valley Record: Living wage drops in the Comox Valley
2019-05-01: Prince George Matters: New BC child care investments make Prince George more affordable for families: report
2019-05-01: The Tyee: Metro Van's Living Wage Drops, and that's a Good Thing
2019-03-16: Times Colonist: Comment: Basic income must be only one part of poverty-reduction plans