PeaceWorks Technology Solutions
"One of our key values includes the promotions of social justice. We believe that all people should be treated fairly in all matters of life. One of the ways we can model that value is by ensuring just compensation for work that is undertaken right here at our own organization." – John Reimer, CEO
Open Sesame: Art, Books, and Objects
"Open Sesame is a progressive business that tries to promote social justice. How could it do that without treating its own employees properly? It would be impossible for Open Sesame to present the exhibitions, concerts, and other programs it offers without the talent and expertise of our staff. Recognizing the value of their labour seems like a good business decision as well as the right thing to do. " - Lauren Weinberg, Proprietor
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March 22, 2017 Employer Breakfast Event
May 24, 2017 Employer Engagement Event
November 6-10, 2017 Living Wage Week
More details will follow
Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work? Do you believe Waterloo Region should be a community where paid work provides a standard of living that allows health and well-being and the opportunity to participate in the life of the community? Living Wage Waterloo Region (LWWR) is a group of community agencies who have come together to encourage employers in the region to pay a living wage.
Hosted by Vibrant Communities Canada and the City of Hamilton
Building on previous annual Poverty Reduction Summits in Ottawa and Edmonton, the 2017 Summit will bring together business, government, community leaders and practitioners from across cities, towns and regions in Canada to share stories of progress and innovation, foster new ideas, deepen collaborative relationships to reduce poverty, discuss the Federal Government's efforts to tackle poverty, and understand the fundamental role of business in poverty elimination.
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