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.
Society benefits when everyone who is gainfully employed, working hard and contributing to society is paid enough to support themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Swiftspace prides itself on maintaining a culture of caring about our employees and our community. It is important to us that our employees earn an income that is sufficient for them to pay for more than just the basic necessities of life, and that they and their families can live their lives with pride and self-respect.
As an agency that addresses poverty, affordable housing and homelessness in our community, it is important to us that we are champions in the movement to pay workers a living wage. It can be challenging for non-profits to meet the $16/hour benchmark, but is important that all workers – regardless of their area or sector of work – can afford their basic needs and live with dignity.
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.
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.
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.
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.