Living Wage Canada

Communities across Canada are responding to  the increasingly high  levels of low wage poverty. They are advocating that families should earn  an income sufficient for them to pay for the basic necessities of life, so they can live with dignity and  participate as active citizens in our society. They are advocating for a Living Wage.  Living Wage Canada is a site/portal to facilitate learning and information sharing among these communities to help build a national living wage movement. It includes details about the Canadian Living Wage Framework which provides a consistent living wage definition, calculation methodology, and strategy for recognizing corporate and community leadership who commit to pass a living wage policy.


Living Wage Week: 2016

This year, Living Wage Week will be held October 31- November 6 and is a time for recognizing employers and champions in different sectors all across the country. If you are a living wage campaigner and are planning or interested in planning activities during this week, we invite you to join the next Living Wage Leaders CoP to discuss your plans and hear from others across Canada. Sign-up here.

Find resources from Living Wage Week, 2015:  

An Unlikely Sector Considers Liveable Wages

Laura Tucker shares the gratuity-free experience from Park Kitchen, a restaurant paying employees liveable wages as part of their sustainability plan.

In Portland, Oregon, gratuity-free logos are beginning to show up in restaurant windows. Read about Park Kitchen's experience with the Gratuity-Free movement, from the perspective of Head Chef, David Sapp. While the minimum wage in Oregon is $9.75/hr, this company is paying full-time employees $15/hr plus benefits. Learn how they have tailored it to work for their business. Read more

Learn about the Windsor-Essex Living Wage campaign


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