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.

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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

253 endorsements

Will you make the Living Wage pledge?

  • Janice Campbell
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:10:26 -0400
    Windsor, Ward 4 Councillor
  • Mark Tennant
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:04:11 -0400
  • Steve P
    @SteveP69 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-27 16:56:03 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=2782
  • Peter Hamtak
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:55:22 -0400
    I support a living wage, which was around $16.50/hr in Guelph when it was last calculated in 2015.

    Peter Hamtak

    Ward 4 Councillor candidate for Guelph
  • Steve Palenkas
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:54:22 -0400
    Ward #3
  • Leanne Piper
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:41:52 -0400
  • Sam Merulla
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:41:12 -0400
  • Warren Bechard
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:39:46 -0400
  • Dan Smith
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:37:07 -0400
  • June Campbell
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:36:31 -0400
  • Rich Gelder
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:25:00 -0400
  • Robert Stevenson
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:23:48 -0400
  • David Ford
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:08:13 -0400
  • Ian Carson
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:07:57 -0400
    Living wage should be the bare minimum, and it was $14.85 for Brantford last year, so $15 would just have passed it.
  • Lisa Cooper
    endorsed 2018-09-27 16:03:52 -0400
  • Brad Young
    endorsed 2018-09-27 15:59:22 -0400
    It’s unfortunate these necessties have to be enforced.
  • Rob Hutchison
    endorsed 2018-09-27 15:58:45 -0400
  • Roslyn French-Sanges
    endorsed 2018-09-27 15:56:28 -0400
    Everyone deserves to make a living wage.
  • Alan C. Ziemianin
    endorsed 2018-09-25 13:16:32 -0400
    A living wage gives people the dignity they deserve.
  • Emily Beth Spanton
    endorsed 2018-09-24 19:38:00 -0400
  • Lori Lococo
    endorsed 2018-09-24 13:35:28 -0400
    Candidate for Niagara Falls City Council. I support a Living Wage
  • Melissa McGlashan
    endorsed 2018-09-24 11:35:54 -0400
    Candidate for Welland City Council, Ward 4.
  • Maria Lallouet
    endorsed 2018-09-24 10:19:15 -0400
  • Terry Ugulini
    endorsed 2018-09-23 21:31:16 -0400
    Current Thorold City Councillor and Candidate for Mayor in the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election.
  • Kelly Edgar
    endorsed 2018-09-23 13:12:10 -0400
  • Anthony Longo
    endorsed 2018-09-23 08:28:02 -0400
    Councillor-City of Thorold
  • Norm Arsenault
    endorsed 2018-09-21 23:24:41 -0400
    It is my pleasure to add my name to the growing list of proponents of a living wage in Niagara. I am running as a candidate for Town Council in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Greg Miller
    endorsed 2018-09-21 17:46:23 -0400
    I’m a longtime proponent of a living wage and activist in support of its implementation. I’m looking forward to incorporating this critical cause into my work as a St. Catharines City Councillor for Merritton (www.millerformerritton.com)
  • Lisa Mooney
    endorsed 2018-09-21 16:21:14 -0400
    A living wage benefits individuals, businesses and society as a whole. It is time to recognize the power of a livable wage.
  • Carmen DeRose
    endorsed 2018-09-21 15:05:03 -0400
    I fully support a living wage! I am running for Council in Thorold and will be an advocate for all to make a living wage.