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.
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.
WHAT IS THE LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER CERTIFICATION PROCESS?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Our Current Certified Living Wage Employers
United Way Perth-Huron
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: email@example.com