BC's First Certified Living Wage Doula Care Agency.
Brood Care Inc. is the first Doula Care Agency in BC to become a certified Living Wage Employer. Brood Care has committed to pay its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage.
The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. The Living Wage for Metro-Vancouver is $24.08 an hour.
"Doulas are historically undervalued, underpaid - much like all care work and feminized labor. Brood was founded by people who have experienced life-changing doula care and those who have provided care for over a decade. Since day one, Brood has been committed to paying a living wage. One of the pillars of making doula care accessible to all is to make sustainable, long-term careers for these care workers through living wages, mentorship and community. If we want care for all, we need to take care of those who care for us." - Emma Devin, Brood Care Inc.
Brood’s dedication to supporting clients through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience has allowed them to be one of the most trusted and largest doula care agencies in Western Canada. By providing in home care services and online courses, Brood Care Inc can support you from baby care, feeding and nursing support, early parenthood education, and much more.
“We’re delighted that Brood Care Inc. has become a Living Wage Employer. We hope it encourages other employers to join the Living Wage movement. Paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families BC.
Over the past two years, the number of Living Wage Employers in BC has more than doubled – there are now nearly 400 Living Wage Employers in BC.
Employers have found paying a living wage to be a key tool in their post-Covid economic recovery. 97% of Living Wage Employers in BC have found some benefit to being part of the program.
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies.
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