More Saskatoon businesses are realizing the benefits of paying their workers a Living Wage — and they’re getting certified to prove it
Living Wage YXE is excited to announce that aodbt architecture + interior design is the newest certified Living Wage Employer in Saskatoon. They join a rapidly growing community of businesses who have committed to improving the health of our communities.
Saskatoon's living wage is the amount a family of four needs in order to meet their basic needs without having to make hard choices between rent, healthy food, and school supplies for their children. In our city, two parents working full-time each need to earn at least $16.19 per hour to meet this standard. Using a formula applied in communities in Canada, this wage accounts for the role played by employer-provided benefits, government taxes, and the social safety net.
"We’re committed to enhancing the communities we work in and helping our employees build a healthier quality of life for themselves and their families" says Louis Aussant, architect and principle at aodbt. They’ve pledged to provide this security for every single one of their employees and contractors.
"Families can be fully employed, yet still live in poverty,” says Living Wage YXE coordinator Cody Sharpe.
“Employers who help ensure this doesn't happen make for stronger communities and healthier citizens."
Living Wage YXE is ready to work with employers who want to learn more about the business case behind paying a living wage.
Smart business owners know that their success depends on the success of their team.