Society benefits when everyone who is gainfully employed, working hard and contributing to society is paid enough to support themselves.
CressmanVigor Clean Tech Inc.
The mission of our company is to support local businesses and local community. Our team members are a part of our community and paying a living wage is just one way we give back to our community. Living Wage Waterloo Region is a great initiative and we are proud to be a part of it.
Managing PartnerD1Zi DigitalKitchener, Ontario
We believe our most important resource is our employees. Treating our employees and their families with dignity, respect and fair compensation for their skills, energy and commitment to excellence, is in our DNA and is naturally the right thing to do. We are committed to making Waterloo Region a better place to live and are proud to be a living wage employer.
Our business philosophy is ‘Putting People First’. Paying a living wage has been a part of our business. We feel it is good for business and good for the community.
As an agency that addresses poverty, affordable housing and homelessness in our community, it is important to us that we are champions in the movement to pay workers a living wage. It can be challenging for non-profits to meet the $16/hour benchmark, but is important that all workers – regardless of their area or sector of work – can afford their basic needs and live with dignity.
Executive DirectorSocial Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries
The discussion at our board of directors meeting was simple: we respect our employees, honour their contributions, want to ensure they have what they need for a decent life for their families, and want them to stay for the long-term. Committing to being a Living Wage Champion is a step in that direction.
Executive DirectorBridges to Belonging
Being a Living Wage Employer is important to Langs as we strive to grow healthier communities by addressing the social determinants of health. Paying the living wage recognizes the important work our employees do in the community.
Even though we’re a small not for profit organizations, I have always taken the current living wage rates into consideration when hiring for entry level positions to ensure that people can afford to live on what I can afford to pay.
Executive DirectorWorkforce Planning Board Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
We want to provide a high quality of life for our employees and partners. Happy and healthy employees make for a harmonious work environment, which leads to long term employees, joyful days and good business.
Marketing DirectorRees + Stager IncKitchener, Ontario
We have become a recognized living wage employer to demonstrate to our employees, our customers, our suppliers and the community that we believe in paying a fair wage.
Human Resource ManagerPestell Group
The 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
Find out more about the 2018 living wage calculation here.
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