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Living Wage Week brings together communities across Canada

Abbotsford residents make up some of the 1.8 million employed people across Canada who don’t earn enough at their jobs to pull themselves and their families above the poverty line. These are the working poor. Paying employees a living wage can change tha…
Living Wage Week brings together communities across Canada Abbotsford residents make up some of the 1.8 million employed people across Canada who don’t earn enough at their… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-week-brings-together-communities-across-canada/

Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club Project Update

In the last year, Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club took 1,498 orders for a total of 2195 Harvest Boxes (about 72 people per order period). Clients saved 38% of their costs on produce, with total savings to all participants being $10,821. Read m…
Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club tackles local food insecurity by making healthy food more affordable and accessible … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/harvest-box-and-bulk-buying-club-project-update/

Living Wage Fraser Valley Project Update

Living Wage Fraser Valley is now an established, multi-sectoral group who partners with Living Wage for Families to deliver an employer recognition program. Read more about what has been going on with this project for 2013-2014.
Living Wage Fraser Valley Living wage is the minimum hourly income required for a family of four with both parents working full-time to meet basic needs without financial a… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-fraser-valley-project-update/

Banking on Youth Project Update

The Banking on Youth project has just completed it's 2nd cycle, with a total of 163 local youth now trained in Financial Literacy. Read more about what has been going on with this project for 2013-2014.
Banking on Youth Vibrant Abbotsford recognizes that youth need knowledge, skills and confidence to become and stay economically self-sufficient. The Banking on Youth projec… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/banking-youth-project-update/

Vancity recognized as the Fraser Valley's first Living Wage employer

Today Living Wage Fraser Valley recognized Vancity as the Fraser Valley's first Living Wage employer! Vancity employees can afford to be active citizens in their community, without relying on income subsidies.
Vancity was recognized today as Fraser Valley's first Living Wage employer at a ceremony held at Vancity's Chilliwack branch. The event coincided with Vancity's recertification … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/vancity-recognized-fraser-valleys-first-living-wage-employer/