Elected Living Wage Supporters


Low Wage work hurts families and undermines the local economy.

The rapid rise of low wage jobs is a growing concern in Ontario communities. Many of us no longer earn enough at our jobs to make ends meet. We face impossible choices. Buy food or paying the rent? Heat the apartment or fix the car? Growing numbers of us face spirally debt and constant anxiety about the future. More of us have long term health problems.
In Ontario nearly 1.7 million workers work at lower paid jobs.

There is a solution. It’s a Living Wage.

Over 170 employers across the province have made the commitment to pay their employees at least a living wage. More and more individuals, community groups, employers and politicians are showing their support for the living wage. We are asking every candidate in the 2018 Municipal Elections across Ontario to support the living wage movement in the province.

Municipalities hold a key to solving poverty by paying a living wage Municipal governments are anchor institutions in communities and have an opportunity to influence other employer organizations to do the right thing.

Cities of the 21st century must stand for fairness and equality. And not just in words, but with wages.

Please indicate you seat and ward/region in the comment section so visitors know where you are running. ENDORSEMENTS MADE WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION CANNOT BE MAPPED.


Should I be elected to public office, I pledge to advocate for our public sector employers to become certified Living Wage employers.

 

Who's endorsing

257 endorsements

Will you make the Living Wage pledge?

  • John Florence
    endorsed 2018-10-12 14:18:25 -0400
    Region of Waterloo Councellor. / candidate
  • Gautam Nath
    endorsed 2018-10-12 13:45:31 -0400
    Mayoral candidate City of Toronto Ward 0
  • Kari Williams
    endorsed 2018-10-11 21:44:50 -0400
    Region of Waterloo, Regional Councillor, Kitchener
  • Karen Redman
    endorsed 2018-10-11 21:15:55 -0400
    Chair of Waterloo Region
  • John Letonja
    endorsed 2018-10-11 18:13:42 -0400
    City Councillor Candidate Scarborough Southwest Ward 20
  • Susan Gapka
    endorsed 2018-10-11 16:45:51 -0400
    Toronto District School Board

    Ward 10

    Toronto Centre

    University Rosedale
  • Arnella Renda
    endorsed 2018-10-11 15:30:02 -0400
    Ward 10 former ward 11 13 public school trustee candidate
  • Kerry-Ann Thomas
    endorsed 2018-10-11 14:40:05 -0400
    Humber River – Black Creek, #TheNewWard7
  • Shelley Laskin
    endorsed 2018-10-11 11:59:56 -0400
    Toronto District School Board, Ward 8
  • Arnella Renda
    endorsed 2018-10-11 11:38:12 -0400
    Toronto University-Rosedale Central Toronto Ward 10 former 11, 13
  • Kalsang Dolma
    endorsed 2018-10-11 11:35:00 -0400
    Toronto, Parkdale-High Park (ward 4), councillor
  • Robert McDermott
    endorsed 2018-10-11 10:48:56 -0400
    Ward 20 – Scarborough Southwest
  • Chiara Padovani
    endorsed 2018-10-11 10:48:17 -0400
    Toronto, York South-Weston City Councillor
  • TEAM INTERNICOLA Anthony 4 Toronto City Councillor
    @Internicola2018 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-11 10:38:10 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=3311
  • Anthony Internicola
    endorsed 2018-10-11 10:36:47 -0400
    Candidate for Toronto city Councillor in Ward 23 Scarborough North
  • Hugo-Vladimir Vallecilla
    endorsed 2018-10-11 00:10:32 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 6, TDSB Public School Board Trustee
  • Abdi Yousuf
    endorsed 2018-10-11 00:08:45 -0400
    Toronto TDSB Ward 14 (City Ward 16) Don Valley East
  • John Vassal
    endorsed 2018-10-10 22:34:12 -0400
    Toronto, Toronto District School Board Ward 8, Eglinton Lawrence
  • Fauzia Mazhar
    endorsed 2018-10-10 21:59:29 -0400
    Region of Waterloo Council-Kitchener Candidate
  • Ted Crysler
    endorsed 2018-10-10 21:54:24 -0400
    Toronto, Toronto District School Board Ward 10
  • Jude Coutinho
    endorsed 2018-10-10 21:41:39 -0400
    Ward 22 – Scarbrough-Agincourt
  • Adam Smith
    endorsed 2018-10-10 20:28:36 -0400
    Ward 19
  • Andrew Herbst
    endorsed 2018-10-10 19:46:22 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 18 – Willowdale, Councillor
  • Brian Graff
    endorsed 2018-10-10 17:38:31 -0400
    Mayor – City of Toronto
  • Farah Aslani; RPP, Mcip
    @AslaniFarah tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-10 17:36:39 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=3306
  • Farah Aslani
    endorsed via 2018-10-10 17:35:19 -0400
    Ward 18
  • Jake Landau
    endorsed 2018-10-10 17:33:36 -0400
    Toronto, TDSB Trustee, Ward 8 – Eglinton Lawrence & St. Paul’s
  • Shawn Abrahim
    endorsed 2018-10-10 16:35:23 -0400
    Toronto, Public trustee, Ward 2
  • Senai Iman
    endorsed 2018-10-10 16:32:02 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 19, TDSB Trustee

    Www.vote4senai.ca
  • Paulina Corpuz
    endorsed 2018-10-10 16:08:09 -0400
    Toronto Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest

connect