In the News: United Way advocates for Living Wage

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, outdoor market

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Any more income in folks’ pockets is good news. But there is still a lot to be done when we look at the precarity of work, paid sick time and the rates for social assistance—all issues that are deeply concerningThe new minimum wage is a start, but it’s not enough to ensure that people are able to thrive in our community.


Ontario’s new minimum wage is a good start, but a living wage that actually takes into account what people need to live, work and participate in their local community, is the goal. United Way’s Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO, weighs in with CBC radio’s Chris dela Torre about the difference a living wage makes to ensure people are not just surviving, but thriving. Listen to the clip here here.

To learn more about living wage and the wage calculations across the region visit

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