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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want our employees to feel that working at Brick & Co. Restorations can be considered a career, as opposed to just a job until something better comes along.
In professional consulting, and architecture in particular there has long been an unspoken system of underpaid or unpaid internships. This has the effect of creating a false economy for our profession, which undermines perception of the value of our work ot customers and often results in a race to the bottom on fees. In providing a better than living wage to all employees we are taking a stand in establishing fair value for work for people entering the industry and our customers.
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.
GCP Industrial Products believes our true worth will be determined by how much more we provide in value than take in payment. Our involvement as a Living Wage Employer is a small step to ensure all our employees are fairly compensated for their work with GCP. We believe in long-term mutually beneficial relationships as the foundation for sustained success and we believe providing a living wage positions our employees, their families and community the opportunity to benefit long-term.
The 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is $16.15/hr.
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.