Paying a living wage aligns with our values at Kindred Credit Union. We believe our members would expect nothing less of us in caring for our staff members. We are excited to be a leading example in our community through this tangible expression of social justice.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
Find out more about the 2018 living wage calculation here.
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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.