We are looking for people to help advise the campaign and certify new employers!
The Living Wage for Families Campaign is looking for individuals to join our Advisory and Employers Committees.
It is an exciting time for the campaign – we are certifying more Living Wage Employers than ever before.
The Living Wage and non-profits: a funder's perspective
The Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation that has a mission to create healthy, livable, vibrant communities across British Columbia. They’ve granted out more than $1 billion to non-profits and charities since they were founded in 1943.
They have been a certified Living Wage Employer since 2015 and have helped fund the Living Wage for Families Campaign through their Systems Change grant
The full-service landscape architecture and urban planning firm have a forty-year history of creating award-winning projects in Canada, and across North America and Asia.
They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2017, committing to pay their 42 staff and contracted workers a Living Wage.Read more
Guest Blog: Why we’re proud to support the Living Wage campaign
Ed Sue is Marketing Manager for the Community Savings Credit Union. In this blog he shares why they are a Living Wage Employer.
Imagine having to choose between rent and groceries? Or between childcare support and paying off your utility bills? The choice seems impossible. Yet for working parents on minimum wage salaries in British Columbia, that is the choice they are faced with every day.Read more
Living Wage for Families Response:
The BC Government today announced 3 days of paid sick leave for workers ill with COVID-19 and have committed to introducing a long term paid sick leave scheme next year.Read more
Over 60 employers call on Premier Horgan to bring in paid sick leave
Over 60 employers have signed an open letter to Premier Horgan, asking the BC government to take immediate action to ensure every worker in British Columbia has access to paid sick leave — during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.Read more
The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) supports, promotes, and represents the shared interests of 7,000 businesses and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2020.Read more
Burnaby Blacktop Ltd is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest Asphalt and Concrete Paving Contractors. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2020.
Spotlight on a Living Wage Employer
Just Mechanical Ltd has been in operation since 2007; Servicing, Repairing and Retrofitting HVAC and Plumbing equipment for large and small Commercial businesses throughout the Lower Mainland.
Their customers include: Cities and Municipalities, Institutions, Strata Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations, Industrial Sites, and Property Management Firms. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2019.
First Living Wage scenery maker in BC
GNW Scene Shop is the first organization in British Columbia’s theatre industry to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage