News Topics: Living Wage


Child and Youth News of the Week

Times Colonist: Victoria council backs campaign for ‘living wage’ StarMetro Vancouver: Ontario’s cancellation of basic income pilot is seen as a setback by B.C. proponents Vancouver Sun: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school Vancouver Sun: Judy Darcy: Overdose emergency: Unprecedented crisis demands unprecedented action StarMetro Vancouver: Peer-led overdose response MORE


JOB POSTING: Living Wage Campaign Organizer

JOB POSTING:  LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER Full time position (35 hours/week), including evening and weekend work, as necessary Location:  First Call office, downtown Vancouver Click here to download .pdf of the posting. First Call is a dynamic, non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional partner organizations in British Columbia MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Policy Note: Mobility pricing: An idea whose time has come? CCPA: BC government decision to continue excluding farm workers from minimum wage protection very disappointing CBC News: Province says new legislation will keep Indigenous communities involved in children’s welfare Yukon News: Yukon delegation visits First Nations-led child welfare agencies in B.C. StarMetro Vancouver: For B.C.’s MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Living Wage Petition for Capilano University Cleaners

The Living Wage for Families Campaign is supporting cleaners at Capilano University with a petition calling on all stakeholders at Capilano U to adopt a Living Wage & Benefits Policy for all direct and contracted workers on campus. The website quotes: “Poverty is a serious issues affecting families in the Metro Vancouver area MORE


News

Child and youth news of the week

Surrey Now-Leader: An ongoing struggle with poverty CBC News: High school graduation rates up for Indigenous, special needs students Huffpost: Discriminating against the poor is illegal, should change CBC News: JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to staff because it’s the right thing to do CBC News: Free daycare for low income families announced for MORE