Living Wage

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Living Wage

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The concept of a living wage is bigger than income. It’s about quality of life. It’s about ensuring our neighbours can afford to pay their rent and buy nutritious food, our workers are healthy and able to pay for transportation to get to work every day and our children are given sufficient social and educational opportunities so they can flourish.

The calculation is based on the living expenses of a family of four in Perth-Huron with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week each, once government transfers and deductions have been taken into account.

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Living Wage Summary

Become a Living Wage Employer

Living wage employers are responsible employers who care about their employees and the community. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long-term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce.

A living wage employer pays all direct and indirect employers the living wage rate for the region(s) in which they operate.



1.        Expression of Interest. Complete initial contact form below. If you have questions, email Anne Coleman, manager of the Ontario Living Wage Network employer program:
2.        Application Review. We’ll review your enrollment form and contact you to address any questions and determine the level of recognition.

3.        Declaration and Certificate Presentation. We set a date for you to sign the Living Wage Employer Declaration and receive your Living Wage Employer Certificate.

4.        Recognition. We’ll publicly recognize your organization or business through social media, events and publications. Your business or organization will be listed in our employer directory and map.

5.        Periodic Review. When the living wage calculation is updated, we’ll contact you to let you know the new rate. Employers have six months to make adjustments for the new rate.

*To begin the certification process, fill out the expression of interest by clicking below.

Ontario Living Wage Network website





Share the living wage opportunity with your employer, boss and/or colleagues we’ve got a brochure for that:

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Living Wage Brochure



Our Current Certified Living Wage Employers

Accumetal Manufacturing Inc.

Aeonic Kitchens

Aisin Canada

A Touch of Dutch Landscaping and Garden Services Ltd.

Bluewater Recycling Association

B.M. Ross and Associates Limited

Bodmin Limited

Boshart Industries

Camp-Out RV

Connection Chiropractic

County of Huron

Destination Stratford

Drummond Brothers Landscaping

Famme & Co. Professional Corporation

FIO Automotive Canada Corporation

FGC Limited

FnA Construction

Gourmet Chef at Your Table Inc.

Hay Communications

Home & Company Real Estate Corp Brokerage

Huron Perth Public Health

Lakeshore Construction

Libro Credit Union

Local Community Food Centre

Luckhardt Landworks

MacLeods Scottish Shop

Municipality of North Perth

North Perth Chamber of Commerce

On Stage Dance Studio

Ontariobeerkegs Inc.

Partners Paints & Paper

Peter Maranger & Associates Inc., The Co-operators

Point Farms Market and Miniature Golf

Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.

Resonance Fashion

Ross Yantzi’s Pavestone Plus

Seaforth Co-operative Children’s Centre”

South West Ontario Veterinary Services

Technical Training Group”

The Bruce Hotel

The HUB Stratford, Mitchell, Seaforth, Bayfeild and Lucan

Trillium Mutual Insurance Company

United Way Perth-Huron

Usborne & Hibbert Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Ward & Uptigrove Chartered Professional Accountants

Williams Drainage

Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union




Employer, Employee and Community Benefits


The Social Research and Planning Council

The Social Research and Planning Council is comprised of community representatives who are dedicated to the collection, analysis and distribution of information relating to social trends and issues in Perth and Huron County. It is our hope that with this information, social and human service agencies and funders can make informed decisions regarding courses of action and implementation resources. We are members of the Social Planning Network of Ontario.

Social Planning Councils share the role of tracking the community pulse, providing a public forum for social issues, identifying and prioritizing unmet needs and building community commitment and capacity to address these needs. The SRPC produces reports for the community and wants to know what information is beneficial for you, for your family, and the community. We welcome feedback about all our reports and would love to hear your ideas for future topics. Please email any comments to:

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