United Way Waterloo Region Communities is excited to be recognized as a Living Wage Ontario employer and acknowledges the importance of ensuring our community can continue to thrive.
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 are proud to be recognized as a Living Wage employer in the Waterloo Region. As a small business that is family owned and operated, it is deep-rooted in our organizational culture to provide our ‘extended family’ with good quality of life. Our employees are our most valuable asset and the success of our business is a direct result of their organizational commitment and ability to prosper.” – Carl Kennedy, President “Providing a living wage is a win-win for everyone. In an industry that is accustomed to high turnover, we have loyal and committed employees – many have been with us since the company first opened its doors over 10 years ago.” – Brian Kennedy, Operations Manager
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 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.
Being a living wage employer is important to us as we show our employees how important they are in making our business a success. Our customers come to us for 100% custom solutions and as such we need to ensure that the way we treat our team is consistent with the expectation of delivering a high end finished product. We believe that it’s critical that we create a memorable experience for our customers and a genuine and sincere outcome in an environment that talented people and good customers want to be a part of. There is an expectation that our team will take the extra steps to ensure customer satisfaction objectives are met and they respond by taking great care and pride in the projects we are awarded. We all believe that if something is worth doing then it is worth doing properly.
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.
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.
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 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 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is $16.15/hr.
Find out more about the 2018 living wage calculation here.
Enroll in our Employer Recognition Program today – Online Living Wage Enrolment Form
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.