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.
General ManagerHousing Cambridge
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.
Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee firm. We meet with individuals every day who are struggling to make ends meet and turn to debt to pay for every day living expenses. We believe a living wage will help Ontarians by allowing them to earn an income sufficient to support their basic needs, and avoid the need to use debt to balance their budget.
Co-founderHoyes, Michalos & AssociatesKitchener, Ontario
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
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.
One of our core beliefs and values as a company is that work should lift a person out of poverty, and not leave them there. Given so, it was only befitting that we joined this movement and committed to paying a living wage to every employee we have, to champion it with others, and to raise awareness to the issue of needing a Living Wage for all.
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
The mission of HabitatWR is to break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership. Our mission practices and supports sustainability. It is consistent with our values to ensure that our affiliate is a living wage organization. This is the right thing to do.
Executive DirectorHabitat for Humanity
For more than 110 years, the relief of poverty has been the primary charitable purpose of the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo. We provide programs and services to support women, youth and children who live on the streets and in homeless shelters. And we help those who are housed but struggle with inadequate income to maintain their housing and to make ends meet. We see poverty every day and we see what is does to the people it affects and to our society. One of the ways that we can fight poverty in our community is to ensure that our own employees are paid a living wage, and to encourage other businesses-charitable and for-profit – tod do the same. And that’s why YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo is a living wage employer.
Executive DirectorYWCA Kitchener Waterloo
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 2017 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
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