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: 2015

During Living Wage Week we are celebrating employers and champions in all sectors across the country. Find living wage resources, announcements, and blogs as they accumulate here: November 2-8, 2015:  

Government Policies Impact Living Wage Rates

The new Canada Child Benefit is a prime example of how government policies can make a real impact on poverty and work with the living wage movement

Read Deanna Ogle's op ed on on the new Metro Vancouver and BC region living wage calculations. This is the first time the hourly rate has decreased since the group began calculating it eight years ago, in thanks to the expanded Canada Child Benefit offsetting rises in the cost of living. 
View the updated calculation guide... 
More policies that reduce the cost of living - Canada Learning Bond 


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