United Way KW supports this important initiative because we know that providing a living wage is essential to help move people from poverty to possibility. Participating in the Living Wage Employer Recognition Program demonstrates our commitment to our employees and to poverty reduction.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Project ManagerZero Environmental
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.
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.
It is important to us that we honour our team members. We believe that our business is not just for making a living but to bring hope and a future to our clients. If we honour our team members on the basis level of being able to provide well for their families, this will spill over into their dedication and commitment to our business and to the people that we are blessed to interact with on a regular basis. Care for our team members so that caring can pour out to our clients and friends.
Co-ownerHeart of the Matter
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.
The 2017 living wage rate in Waterloo region is
Enroll in our Employer Recognition Program today – Online Living Wage Enrolment Form