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2022 Living Wage Gift Guide
2022 Living Wage Gift Guide

Stuck on holiday shopping? Consider supporting an Alberta Living Wage certified employer this holiday season!   Lotions and Potions All Things Jill - For over 20 years, All Things Jill has been making bath and body products as well as home cleaning products that...

A new methodology to reflect the lived reality of Albertans
A new methodology to reflect the lived reality of Albertans

We’re excited to announce our 2022 living wage calculations for municipalities across Alberta.  The 2021 calculations were based on the Canadian Living Wage Framework, which specifies using a family of four in the calculations. Since the release of the 2021 numbers we...

2022 Living Wage Numbers released by Alberta Living Wage Network
2022 Living Wage Numbers released by Alberta Living Wage Network

A network of municipalities and community organizations are shedding light on the affordability and livability of Albertan communities. Marking a year since its launch, the Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN or “the Network”) has released updated living wage numbers...

The Indigenous Wage Gap in Canada
The Indigenous Wage Gap in Canada

  The conversation regarding the wage gap that the Indigenous population faces in relation to the rest of the Canadian population has received little attention until recently. A study done by The Conference Board of Canada in 2017 showed that across Canada,...

Research finds that 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians face a wage gap
Research finds that 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians face a wage gap

  It is well known that there is a wage gap between men and women and between white and BIPOC workers, but one wage gap that tends to be overlooked is the wage gap between 2SLGBTQIA+ workers and their heterosexual counterparts.  While discrimination based on...

Quick Facts: Mental Health and Poverty
Quick Facts: Mental Health and Poverty

By: Melody Santiago   For Mental Health Week, I want to take a moment to reflect on the interactions between mental health and poverty, and how a living wage could provide a way forward.  Quick Facts When the Angus Reid Institute released the results of its study...