Spotlight: MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement is a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in planning, urban design, and public engagement. They have been a certified Living Wage Employer since 2019. Continue reading


Themis Security becomes the first Living Wage security company in BC Themis Security, based in Victoria, is the first security company in BC to commit to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading


Ronan's story "They look out for us around here" Ronan is 26 and lives in Victoria with his room-mate. He has been working for Pacifica Housing as a Support Worker, since August 2019, moving into fulltime work at the start of the year Continue reading


Spotlight: REACH Community Health Centre REACH Community Health Centre have been providing community-based health care for fifty years, and strive to be more than just a doctor or dentist's office. Continue reading


ModoHR celebrates its certification with a discount for other Living Wage Employers ModoHR is the first HR tech firm to become a Living Wage Employer in BC, and to celebrate, it has a special offer for other Living Wage Employers. Continue reading

Cafe Etico

Spotlight: Café Etico The small, local, fair-trade coffee company operates as a social enterprise giving back 100% of its profits to CoDevelopment Canada (the local non-profit that owns Cafe Etico) to help fund and support its social justice and human rights programs in Latin America.  Continue reading


Spotlight: Clayton Heights Sports and Therapy Center CHSTC (Clayton Heights Sports and Therapy Center) is owned and directed by David Balfour. He was the first private Living Wage Employer in Surrey, BC. Continue reading

June's story

June's story June has been working for Integra, a Living Wage Employer for 3 years. Before joining Integra, June was earning just above the minimum wage. It was not enough money to give her the financial freedom that she needed. This is her story. Continue reading

Capilano Students' Union

Spotlight: Capilano Students' Union Christopher Girodat is Executive Director of the Capilano Students’ Union. He helped oversee them becoming a Living Wage Employer in 2017 and is also a member of the Living Wage for Families Campaign’s Employer Advisory Subcommittee. In this guest blog, he shares why the living wage is so important to the students' union and urges other employers to get involved as well. Continue reading


Vlada's story “Before I was living on survival mode. Now I can afford to live on my own. I feel much more comfortable and free.” Continue reading