Join us on February 22-23 in Burlington. Together, we can build up our capacity to bring public sector employers into the growing living wage movement. 

170 employers have signed on to become living wage employers in Ontario. Only a fraction of those employers are in the public sector. We know that hospitals, universities, schools, and municipal governments are anchor institutions in our communities. These employers provide decent jobs for many, while many more work in precarious contract positions. 

It’s time to raise the floor on public sector work in Ontario. In the lead up to the provincial and municipal elections of 2018, there is an opportunity to engage civic, public sector, and non-profit leaders to ensure that the future of great cities centres on championing a living wage agenda.

We are currently assembling the agenda, and we'd value your input about the kind of exchanges you'd like to have at our event. Leave a comment at the bottom of this page or contact Craig Pickthorne directly with your suggestions and questions. 

Check back on this event page as we'll be filling out the day's proceedings. Here are the times and locations:

Feb 22


Reception and keynote speech at the Waterfront Hotel

Feb 23


Conference at the Art Gallery Burlington

In order to be as accessible as possible, this event is free of charge. Thank you to the Atkinson Foundation for making this exchange possible. 

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Book your room at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington for a special discounted rate of $139/night. Includes a buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, and local calls. Group attendee code: OLWN. This hotel is just a 7-minute walk from our main venue, the Art Gallery of Burlington, and is also the site of our evening event the night before.



2020 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 


February 23, 2018 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
Art Gallery Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
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Craig Pickthorne · · 416-655-7609

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