GCP Industrial Products believes our true worth will be determined by how much more we provide in value than take in payment. Our involvement as a Living Wage Employer is a small step to ensure all our employees are fairly compensated for their work with GCP. We believe in long-term mutually beneficial relationships as the foundation for sustained success and we believe providing a living wage positions our employees, their families and community the opportunity to benefit long-term.
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.
Zero Environmental is focused on delivering to a higher standard in everything we do. Becoming a Living Wage Employer was a natural fit as we already share many of the same principles and believe that equipping our employees for success will carry through to the service we provide for our clients.
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.
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.
Open Sesame is a progressive business that tries to promote social justice. How could it do that without treating its own employees properly? It would be impossible for Open Sesame to present the exhibitions, concerts, and other programs it offers without the talent and expertise of our staff. Recognizing the value of their labour seems like a good business decision as well as the right thing to do.
The KW-Multicultural Centre is committed to fostering equitable work environments for new Canadians. We practice our values by ensuring that the diversity of our clientele is reflected in the diversity of our staff and volunteers. One of our mandates is to help new Canadians find meaningful, fair-paying employment commensurate with the skills they have brought from home. This work starts with our own employees, ensuring they have the workplace benefits and wages to continue doing good work.
“We are proud to be recognized as a Living Wage employer in the Waterloo Region. As a small business that is family owned and operated, it is deep-rooted in our organizational culture to provide our ‘extended family’ with good quality of life. Our employees are our most valuable asset and the success of our business is a direct result of their organizational commitment and ability to prosper.” – Carl Kennedy, President “Providing a living wage is a win-win for everyone. In an industry that is accustomed to high turnover, we have loyal and committed employees – many have been with us since the company first opened its doors over 10 years ago.” – Brian Kennedy, Operations Manager
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.
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.
The 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
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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.