Living Wage Campaign

At our Labour Council meeting on April 8th, we received a presentation on a new campaign to recognize employers in Waterloo Region who pay their employees a living wage.

Several organizations - including both Social Planning Councils, the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario, and the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, have provided the campaign with seed funding to hire a co-ordinator and start the process of building a recognition program. Labour unions are now being asked to contribute to the project to enable it to succeed.

Please consider taking a proposal to your union Local's Executive to consider supporting this project. The goal is to raise $6,000 from unions.

To view the presentation made by Lyndsey Butcher of the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries at our meeting, click on the image below. To request a presentation at your Local's meeting, contact Greg deGroot-Magetti of MCC Ontario at 519-745-8458 or

For a one-page summary of the Living Wage Leaders program, click here.

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