MCCO is committed to being a living wage employer. As an organization working to reduce poverty, foster sustainable livelihoods and promote justice we are committed to compensating our staff in a fair and equitable manner.
The McIntyre Group is proud to be a Living Wage Employer and we applaud the Region of Waterloo for encouraging and recognizing employers that demonstrate a commitment to their employees. The living wage is a realistic baseline for living in this region and we, as an employer believe that paying our employees fairly is a sign of respect and acknowledgment of the value that our team contributes to the success of our business. The McIntyre Group cares about our staff and believe that when we invest in our team we get the rewards back with the loyalty and effort that they invest in their work. They are the reason we as a business are successful and paying people a living wage demonstrates that commitment to our employees as well as supports our vision and values as an organization. It also helps to build our local economy in this 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.
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 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.
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.
Society benefits when everyone who is gainfully employed, working hard and contributing to society is paid enough to support themselves.
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.
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.
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 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.