Our Community Foundation is proud to be a member of Living Wage Waterloo Region and to invest in the well-being of our staff and community. This initiative connects to the essence of what community foundations are all about; working together to build strong communities now and forever. It is with that in mind that your Community Foundation works each day to connect people to each other and to organizations and programs that make great things happen in Cambridge and North Dumfries. Identifying needs, funding a wide range of programs and helping donors make lasting contributions.
Executive DirectorCambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation
Society benefits when everyone who is gainfully employed, working hard and contributing to society is paid enough to support themselves.
CressmanVigor Clean Tech Inc.
Paying a living wage is the right thing to do, but also helps us attract and retain great employees.
We have worked to increase staff wages since before we did our first living wage market basket calculation in 2007. We believe it is important to value the skills and experience of our employees and, imperative that we do all we can to ensure our employees are not living in poverty.
Executive DirectorSocial Development Centre Waterloo Region
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
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
Enviro-Stewards is an engineering company designed to benefit our Customers, Society and the Environment. Paying our staff, interns, and suppliers more than a living wage is consistent with our founding principles and our Certification as a B corporation.
Paying a living wage is simply the right thing to do. Our staff is so dedicated to their work and they make a difference every day. They deserve respect and one way we can do this is by paying a living wage.
Executive DirectorSHORE CENTRE
As a Sexual Assault Support Centre, we’re an organization committed to social justice; this means we’re also committed to paying our staff members a living wage. It’s also significant that the majority of our employees are women; paying our team fairly is also an issue of gender equality. We don’t want to perpetuate the gendered wage gap that exists across Canada.
Executive DirectorSexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region
It is important to us that we honour our team members. We believe that our business is not just for making a living but to bring hope and a future to our clients. If we honour our team members on the basis level of being able to provide well for their families, this will spill over into their dedication and commitment to our business and to the people that we are blessed to interact with on a regular basis. Care for our team members so that caring can pour out to our clients and friends.
Co-ownerHeart of the Matter