- Receive fair compensation
- Better quality of life
- Opportunities for education/skills training
A living wage reflects what earners need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in the community. A living wage is not the same as the legislated minimum wage. It is a voluntary commitment that employers can make to compensate directly employed and contract-employed full-time and part-time workers. The living wage for Durham has been calculated to be $17/hour.
“We have always been a living wage employer, but now have the opportunity to formalize it and challenge others to do the same. Since 1938, our credit union was founded on the principles of fairness and equality for workers. We believe that everyone deserves a path to financial success and that includes our employees, vendors and members.”
- Chris Inniss
Chief Executive Officer
“We appreciate the dedication the Pathwise team has for our members and community. Being a living wage employer is one way we demonstrate respect for the team and how important they are to the success of the Credit Union. We are excited to champion this initiative in Durham Region!”
- Lindsay Temple
Chief Experience Officer
"The living wage reflects what people need to earn to cover the actual costs of living in their community. Although we offer many benefits and opportunities to our team at the end of the day they need to be able to be able to pay their bills and say that they have earned a fair wage."
- Christine Armstrong
People & Culture Leader