Living Wage Week Feature: How do BC's child care policies affect the living wages?

This week, November 11-17, is Living Wage Week. We're celebrating with a series of blog posts that dive deeper into our living wage calculations and what they reveal about working poverty in BC. First up: learn how the provincial government's child care policies affected our 2019 living wages by offsetting all other increases in the cost of living.  Continue reading

On International Credit Union Day, Stabilization Central becomes 8th Credit Union in BC to certify as a Living Wage Employer

On the 71st International Credit Union Day, Stabilization Central Credit Union has become one of eight new Living Wage Employers in British Columbia. Stabilization Central joins seven other credit unions across the province in obtaining this certification.  Continue reading

Living Wage Submission on Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave

The BC government recently consulted the public about implementing paid leave for those experiencing domestic or sexual violence. The Living Wage for Families Campaign submitted four recommendations advocating for paid leave that is protected and accessible.  Continue reading

Employers Series #5: The Living Wage and Non-Profits

The fifth and final resource in our new series for employers: learn about the living wage for non-profit organizations. Non-profits have different operating procedures than private companies, but they can still become Living Wage Employers. 20% of Living Wage Employers in BC are non-profits! Continue reading

City of Burnaby Implements Living Wage Policy for Staff

As of October 1, the City of Burnaby has implemented a living wage policy for its direct staff. This means that all city staff are earning enough to afford a good quality of life in Burnaby. Continue reading

Employers Series #4: The Living Wage for Small Businesses

Fourth in our new series of resources for employers: learn how to make the living wage work for your small business. 78% of Living Wage Employers in BC have 50 or fewer employees, and 48% have 10 or fewer employees - you can join them! Continue reading

Employers Series #3: Working in a Living Wage Municipality

Third in our new series of resources for employers: if you're a business owner or service provider, see what it means for you when your local government becomes a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

Employers Series #2: The Business Case for the Living Wage

Second in our new series of resources for employers: learn about the business benefits of paying the living wage to your staff and contractors. Continue reading

2019 Living Wages for Clayoquot Sound and Powell River

Living wage rates for Clayoquot Sound and Powell River were released today and are both lower this year than when they were previously calculated. This aligns with the living wages for communities across BC that were released earlier this year and show that the provincial government’s investments into child care are continuing to have an impact. Continue reading

New Employer Resource: The Living Wage for Local Governments

We're announcing a new series of resources for employers! First up: learn about how the Living Wage Employer process works for local governments. Continue reading