Parksville/Qualicum becomes the first school district to pass a Living Wage Policy

On April 25, 2012 School District 69 (Parksville/Qualicum) unanimously passed the following motion to become the first school district in Canada to pass a living wage policy.

School District 69: Learning for a lifetime‘THAT the Board of Education of School District 69 (Qualicum) establish and implement a Living Wage Policy that is tied to the hourly rate established annually using the Living Wage for Families calculation methodology; and, THAT the Living Wage Policy will apply to all School District employees (full-time, part-time and casual) and all service providers and contractor staff.’