Alberta Living Wage Network
Working to advance a coordinated living wage movement in Alberta.
Become a Living Wage Employer
Paying your employees a living wage allows them to meet their basic needs and contribute to their communities. As an employer, there are a lot of benefits like lowering your recruitment and training costs. Get started.
How we calculate Living Wages
Living wages are rooted in the belief that individuals and families should not just survive, but be able to live in dignity, and participate in their community. Learn more about how they’re calculated.
Living Wages in your Community
The Alberta Living Wage Network has been collborating with Alberta municipalities to develop a standard methodology for calculating living wages across the province. Check out 2022 Living Wages.
“Paying a living wage is important to Curve because we understand that it is a win-win for both the employer and our employees. We recognize that employees that earn a living wage experience increased mental health and physical health, as well as improving the economic well-being of our team.”
Ray Sequeira, Curve Distribution Services
Envisioning a poverty free future with Lethbridge and Capital Region United Ways
There are 70 United Way Centraides across Canada working to address a range of needs in their local communities. While each local United Way is operated independently, they have a shared focus on collective impact as a way of creating pathways out of poverty so people...
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,...
Nightwind Treatment Centre commits to fair and decent working conditions with a living wage
Nightwind Treatment Centre (NWTC) serves youth ages 12 to 22. They offer trauma informed programs to support youth who are experiencing challenges. Through daily living, recreational activities and individual and group counselling, they believe that each youth can...
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...
Leith Wheeler Certified as a Living Wage Employer across BC, Alberta and Ontario
First Financial Services Company to Do So in Each of BC, Alberta, & Ontario Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel (“Leith Wheeler”) is pleased to announce the firm has been certified as a Living Wage Employer by the Living WageNetworks of the provinces of British...
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...