The Living Wage for Families Campaign co-publishes an annual living wage calculation that establishes the living wage rate for Metro Vancouver. The living wage is one solution to lifting low-income workers out of poverty.
The living wage rate is the hourly wage a family needs to earn to cover basic expenses such as food, clothing, shelter, transportation and child care. The living wage calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children with each parent working full time.
This calculation methodology has been used in cities throughout Canada and has become the accepted way to measure what a living wage is and to track low-wage poverty.
For media questions please contact:
Living Wage for Families Campaign
322 - 312 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
604-975-3347 | [email protected]
Latest news releases
Living wage in the news
2020-01-02: News 1130: Five more B.C. cities commit to paying employees living wage: advocate
2019-10-16: The Tyee: Comment: In an election about affordability, we aren't we talking about low wages?
2019-06-25: Burnaby Now: City of Burnaby to pay all staff at least $19.50/hour living wage
2019-05-25: New West Record: Living wage policy eyed by New West School Board
2019-05-13: Vancouver Sun: Comment: B.C. child-care spending shows the power of good public policy. What’s next?
2019-03-16: Times Colonist: Comment: Basic income must be only one part of poverty-reduction plans