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.
Being a Living Wage Employer helps us to retain good qualified staff and deliver quality safety education to the children/youth in our communities.
United Way Waterloo Region Communities is excited to be recognized as a Living Wage Ontario employer and acknowledges the importance of ensuring our community can continue to thrive.
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.
KDCHC services are focused on the health and wellbeing of our community. Our mission is to ensure access to a broad range of services for people who have many barriers to accessing what is important to wellbeing such as good health care, including oral health care; a safe place to call home; access to healthy food and: a strong sense of community belonging. Living wage is one concrete way for KDCHC to support the overwhelming evidence that income is a key determinant for health and well being and an investment in our community.
The McIntyre Group is proud to be a Living Wage Employer and we applaud the Region of Waterloo for encouraging and recognizing employers that demonstrate a commitment to their employees. The living wage is a realistic baseline for living in this region and we, as an employer believe that paying our employees fairly is a sign of respect and acknowledgment of the value that our team contributes to the success of our business. The McIntyre Group cares about our staff and believe that when we invest in our team we get the rewards back with the loyalty and effort that they invest in their work. They are the reason we as a business are successful and paying people a living wage demonstrates that commitment to our employees as well as supports our vision and values as an organization. It also helps to build our local economy in this community.
As as organization we believe that income inequality and the growing gap between the rich and poor is a major challenge facing western democracies. As such, we see the commitment to a living wage as a fundamental foundation to addressing these challenges.
Paying a living wage to all City of Cambridge employees reflects our commitment to our corporate values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness and service and our vision for Cambridge which is ‘A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.
As an organization that aims to do its work with fairness and compassion, we must treat our staff in a manner that is consistent with these values.
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.
The 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is $16.15/hr.
Find out more about the 2018 living wage calculation here.
Enroll in our Employer Recognition Program today – Online Living Wage Enrolment Form
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of our friend and colleague Trudy Beaulne who died suddenly on Friday, January 5, 2018. Trudy was the Executive Director of the Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region and was a founding member of Living Wage Waterloo Region. We are grateful for Trudy’s contributions to LWWR and to building a more just and inclusive community in Waterloo Region.