Kits Beach Coffee

First Living Wage coffee shop in BC. Kits Beach Coffee is the first coffee shop in British Columbia to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. The seasonal café at Kitsilano Beach makes pour over coffee, cold brew, artisan popsicles, and a selection of locally baked goods and gourmet pop tarts. Continue reading

Ryan Vending

First Living Wage vending company in Canada. Ryan Vending is the first vending company in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading

Horizon Grocery + Wellness

First Living Wage distribution business in Canada. Horizon Grocery + Wellness, is the first distributor in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading

Centre A

Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art becomes a Living Wage Employer. Centre A joins several other art galleries, including 110 Arts Cooperative, Access Gallery and 221A Artist Run Centre Society in helping to address working poverty in Vancouver. Continue reading

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

Canada's first Living Wage ski area Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, in Vernon BC, is the first ski area in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

Taphandlestogo.com

First Living Wage beer tap maker in Canada Borrego Radium Ltd, based in Invermere, and owner of Taphandlestogo.com and Stickernut, is the first company in Canada who make beer tap handles and custom stickers to commit to pay all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading

Spinnakers

Ali's Story Ali Ryan is a Chef at Spinnakers BrewPub and Guesthouse. She joined Spinnakers in 2004 as a line cook, prepping food and plating dishes. 16 years later she manages a team of 18 people in the kitchen. Continue reading

GNEC

Spotlight Great Northern Engineering Consultants Inc. (GNEC) is a Traffic and Electrical Engineering firm that put down roots in BC in 2013. By providing outstanding service and fostering a culture of curiosity, innovation, and true team spirit, the GNEC Team has grown exponentially.  Continue reading

2021 minimum wage increase

The new minimum wage is not a living wage Today (1 June 2021), the minimum wage for workers across the province increased.  While it is good news for workers that the minimum wage is being increased, it is still far less than what families in BC need to be able to make ends meet. Continue reading

“I initially thought it was a bad idea…..I was wrong"

Guest Blog: Steve Traviss, Port Coquitlam Steve Traviss is Director of Human Resources for the City of Port Coquitlam. He was the staff lead responsible for Port Coquitlam becoming a Living Wage Employer. In this blog he shares his journey to Port Coquitlam becoming a Living Wage municipality. Continue reading