2017-04-26: Province: Living Wage — fill a prescription or fill the gas tank?
2017-04-26: Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report
2017-04-26: Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315
2017-05-02: Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour
2017-04-26: My Prince George Now: North Central BC's Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017
2017-04-26: Prince George Citizen: Region’s living wage $16.39, advocacy groups say
2017-04-26: Abbotsford News: Fraser Valley living wage drops by 38 cents
2017-04-28: Revelstoke Mountaineer: Study: Revelstoke's 'living wage' is fourth highest in B.C.
2017-04-30: Revelstoke Current: A living wage in Revelstoke. Do you earn $18.77 an hour
2017-05-02: Revelstoke Times Review: Revelstoke’s living wage amongst highest in B.C.
2016-10-01: Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Vancouver city council shows leadership on living wages
2016-09-21: CBC News Vancouver at 6: Vancouver considers the living wage (17:38-22:38)
2016-09-22: Global News Morning BC: BIV: City of Vancouver looks to implement living wage (at 1:03 min)
2016-09-22: Vancouver Sun: What’s a living wage, anyway?
2016-09-07: BC Almanac: Is BC ready for the living wage
2016-09-07: Vancouver Sun: City of Quesnel implements living wage policy
2016-09-07: Castanet: Quesnel adopts living wage
2016-09-07: CBC News: Quesnel officially adopts living wage
2016-09-08: CBC Radio Canada (French): Le salaire vital officiellement adopté à Quesnel
2016-09-08: Civic Info BC: City of Quesnel Achieves Designation as a Living Wage Employer
2016-06-22: Pitt Meadows Today: Municipal Politics: Pitt Meadows Council Unanimously Support Living Wage Policy Being Referred to Staff
2016-06-16: Maple Ridge News: Pitt Meadows looks at living wage
2016-06-14: Parksville Qualicum Beach News: City of Parksville votes to certify as a Living Wage for Families employer
2016-05-24: Nelson Star: COLUMN: Poverty reduction and the living wage
2016-05-03: Co-op Radio - Media Mornings: Deanna Ogle - Living Wage Campaign (taped interview at 37-45 min.)
2016-04-27: CBC News: Living wage for Metro Vancouver families drops for first time in 8 years
2016-04-27: Province: Guest Column: Fed's new child benefit helps lower living wage
2016-04-27: News Kamloops: Child benefit cited in living wage decrease
2016-04-27: BC Business: Cost of raising a family in BC drops for the first time ever
2016-04-27: Vancity Buzz: Metro Vancouver living wage decreases for the first time in 8 years
2016-04-27: Agassiz Harrison Observer / Chiliwack Times: Living wage in Fraser Valley drops to $16.28 an hour
2016-04-27: Prince George Now: Living wage in BC drops for first time in 8 years
2016-04-22: CTV News: Tipping discouraged at Vancouver eatery where servers earn living wage
2016:04-22: Vancouver Metro: Vancouver’s ‘living wage’ restaurant Ritual turns heads
2016-04-13: Vancouver Metro: Port Coquitlam adopts living wage policy
2016-04-13: Globe and Mail: A living wage benefits both the employee and the employer
2016-03-07: Enterprise magazine: Pay it forward: Living wage employers play a powerful role in reducing poverty
2016-03-06: Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Low-wage workers deserve more than old messaging — they deserve a raise
2016-02-23: Rabble.ca: The business of the living wage
2015-12-08: Tri-City News: Living wage to come to Port Coquitlam city hall
2015-06-29: Vancity Buzz: Mayor Robertson wants City of Vancouver to become a ‘living wage’ employer
2015-06-28: Vancouver Sun: Gregor Robertson calls for Vancouver to become a living wage employer
2015-04-16: Georgia Straight: Deanna Ogle: "Yes" vote only a step toward solutions to family transit poverty
2015-04-29: Business in Vancouver: ‘Living wage’ grows by 24% in Vancouver over past seven years: CCPA
2015-04-29: 24 Hours Vancouver: Metro Vancouver survival wage jumps again
2014-10-30: Alberni Valley News: Huu-ay-aht First Nation to adopt living wage
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.
Download a high resolution map of living wages across BC
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
Download a photo of Deanna Ogle, campaign organizer.
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Living wage in the news
Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report
Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315
Abbotsford News: Fraser Valley living wage drops by 38 cents
Revelstoke Mountaineer: Study: Revelstoke's 'living wage' is fourth highest in B.C.