The Matched Savings project will begin this Fall and serve youth aging out of care. In its third year, this project is funded by and in partnership with Coast Capital Savings.
Alison Homer has moved on from Vibrant Abbotsford after 3 1/2 years as Director.
In 2010, PCRS was one of the first employers in Metro Vancouver to adopt the living wage, advocating that paying a living wage serves as a strategic solution to BC’s rising poverty rate. This week, they have been recognized as the fourth certified Living Wage employer in the Fraser Valley.
Here are some of the major takeaways from the "Poverty Reduction Summit: Every city, province and territory working together," held in Ottawa, May 6-8th, 2015.
Nine employers, including Mount Lehman Credit Union, were certified on July 2nd as Living Wage Employers by the Living Wage for Families Campaign. Mount Lehman Credit Union is now the third certified Living Wage employer in the Fraser Valley.
$17.27 is the wage required to cover the real costs of raising a family in the Fraser Valley. This is the 2015 Fraser Valley living wage, the hourly wage that two full-time working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses (including rent, child care, food and transportation), once government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies have been taken into account.