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.
Chief Executive OfficerKindred Credit Union
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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 is the right thing to do, but also helps us attract and retain great employees.
The 2017 living wage rate in Waterloo region is $15.42
Please click here for more details on the 2017 living wage calculation.