The Living Wage and Fight for $15 and Fairness movements, while seemingly different on the surface, are not so divergent when you compare their end goals: to secure fair employment and income for workers who might otherwise fall victim to precarious employment. Read more
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
Find news and resources from across the country during Living Wage Week 2016:
- Winsdor-Essex celebrates the most living wage employers in southern Ontario
- Four Saskatoon companies agree to pay a living wage
- Chatham-Kent launches a living wage and recognizes 9 employers
- Central Alberta reflects on the new $15/hr minimum wage
- CCPA Ontario releases living wage podcast trio:
- Episode 1 - Tom Cooper and Greg deGroote Maggetti, regional advocates
- Episode 2 - Helmi Ansari and Kelly Watson, living wage employers
- Episode 3 - Diedre Pike and Cam Jay, local organizers
- Living Wage Week in Canada, 2016: Engaging Businesses
Decent Work, Living Wage, and Fight for $15 and Fairness
Securing fair employment and income: Where Living Wage and the Fight for $15 and Fairness intersect.