Living Wage

“No one who works full time throughout the entire year should have to live in poverty.”


Poverty Free Halton, Community Development Halton, and the Halton Poverty Roundtable have initiated a Halton campaign for a Living Wage. When people are paid enough to support themselves, they no longer need to rely on social assistance support or subsidized housing. Further, when people earn a living wage, they in turn pay more taxes and buy more good and services – which helps the local economy.

Read more: A Living Wage for Halton – Briefing Document

Visit Halton Living Wage Website

Additional Resources

Calculating a Living Wage for Halton, Community Development Halton, March, 2013. 

A Discussion of a Living Wage for Halton, Community Dispatch, Vol. 18, No. 6, September, 2013, published by Community Development Halton. 

A National Living Wage Framework for Canada. By Vibrant Communities Canada. 

Don’t wait, boost minimum wage, Toronto Star editorial, September 18, 2013. 

What if the minimum wage was a living wage? by Trish Hennessy, November 5, 2012

Hamilton’s Living Wage website