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.
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.
People are not motivated by money. But you have to pay them enough so they are not constantly thinking about it. At House of Friendship we realized that if we really care about the people in our community, we have to treat the people who work for us well. And they can do their jobs well.
The discussion at our board of directors meeting was simple: we respect our employees, honour their contributions, want to ensure they have what they need for a decent life for their families, and want them to stay for the long-term. Committing to being a Living Wage Champion is a step in that direction.
Executive DirectorBridges to Belonging
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
We want to provide a high quality of life for our employees and partners. Happy and healthy employees make for a harmonious work environment, which leads to long term employees, joyful days and good business.
Marketing DirectorRees + Stager IncKitchener, Ontario
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
Our business philosophy is ‘Putting People First’. Paying a living wage has been a part of our business. We feel it is good for business and good for the community.
We all know intuitively that an individual’s best work emanates from the sense of being truly valued and appreciated by his or her employer. The Café Joy brand is about spreading joy to our customers, and we really can’t expect our employees to spread joy authentically and whole heartedly if they don’t feel joy themselves. Paying a living wage thus became a non-negotiable element of our brand and an integral part of our business model. We made a commitment early on that Café Joy will always pay living wages to all of its employees.
We believe our most important resource is our employees. Treating our employees and their families with dignity, respect and fair compensation for their skills, energy and commitment to excellence, is in our DNA and is naturally the right thing to do. We are committed to making Waterloo Region a better place to live and are proud to be a living wage employer.
The 2017 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
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