#LivingWageWeek 2019

It's Living Wage Week, and first things first...we have 5 brand new calculations:

Region Rate
Haldimand Norfolk  $16.58
Renfrew County $16.80
Prescott Russell $17.15
Hastings Prince Edward $17.35
Grey Bruce  $18.39

And here are the updated rates:

Region Rate Year Previous % change
London $16.20 2019 $15.53 4.31%
Thunder Bay $16.21 2019 $16.05 1.00%
Chatham-Kent $16.33 2019 $15.86 2.96%
Waterloo Region $16.35 2019 $16.15 1.24%
Hamilton $16.45 2019 $15.85 3.66%
Sudbury $16.98 2019 $16.18 4.94%
Guelph Wellington  $17.00 2019 $16.90 0.59%
Leeds Grenville Lanark $17.21 2019 $17.07 0.82%
Perth and Huron 17.55 2019 $17.44 0.63%
Kingston $17.57 2019 $17.29 1.62%
Peterborough $17.63 2019 $17.65 -0.11%
Niagara Region $18.12 2019 $17.99 0.72%
Ottawa $18.42 2019 $18.21 1.15%
Halton $20.38 2019 $17.95 n/a*
Toronto $22.08 2019 $21.75 1.52%

* Halton Region's previous calculation used a different family model, so the previous and current rates are not directly comparable

 

There are also several events across the province to mark the week:

 

 

Sudbury

Monday November 4, 7:00 pm

Living Wage Launch

Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op, 162 Mackenzie St, Sudbury

https://www.facebook.com/events/2529308403966777/

Kitchener

Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00 pm

Living Wage Lunch and Listen presentation, hosted by Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.

50 Kent Ave, Kitchener, in the Community Room.

Kingston

Wednesday November 6, 10:00 am

Confederation Basin, next to the Tourist Information Centre, 209 Ontario Street

Niagara Region

Celebrating Living Wage in Niagara

Thursday November 7, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre - The Robby (located behind the main building)

85 Church Street, St. Catharines

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrating-the-living-wage-in-niagara-tickets-67290550849


Thank you to all our local organizers who worked to make this year's Living Wage Week the largest yet: 15 updated calculations and 5 new rates. The map is steadily getting filled in.


But #LivingWageWeek is also about taking extra time to recognize and celebrate our certified living wage employers. Be sure to check in on our twitter / facebook / website for this week's developments and celebrations.  

 

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  • Craig Pickthorne
    commented 2019-11-04 09:46:41 -0500
    We’re working towards full provincial coverage, but at the moment there is no living wage calculation for York Region.
  • Jon Aston
    commented 2019-11-04 09:42:36 -0500
    Is there no data available for York Region?

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