PARC Retirement Living first retirement residence to be a Living Wage Employer

PARC Community Living staff receive Living Wage Employer plaque

PARC Retirement Living is the first retirement residence to certify as a Living Wage Employer in BC. PARC Retirement Living provides four independent retirement residences in the Lower Mainland. 

“We build community; our commitment to a Living Wage fosters a dedicated, skilled and healthy community.” said Hilary Statton, Vice President, Operations and Human Resources.  

The living wage is the a hourly amount that each parent needs to earn to meet their expenses. The living wage includes costs like rent and groceries as well as items like extended health care and two weeks' savings for each adult. An employer is certified as a Living Wage Employer when they develop a plan to pay all direct and contracted service staff a living wage. There are over 90 Living Wage Employers across BC.