HDGH Proud to Champion Living Wage Program in Windsor-Essex
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is proud to be a Living Wage employer. A living wage is based on the idea that every person has the right to enjoy good health, relaxation, culture, and fun. It provides the means to raise children and to take part in social and community activities. The living wage is a call to employers from all sectors to pay wages that are sufficient to provide for basic needs of families. Windsor-Essex is just one of many communities across Canada responding to the increasing high levels of low-wage working living in poverty.
The Windsor and Essex County Living Wage Program was adapted from the previous Pathway to Potential Living Wage Program. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about the true cost of living in Windsor and Essex County, and to advance policies, partnerships, and practices that promote health and wellbeing for our community. The program aims to provide education about what al living wage is and why it’s important. It also encourages local employers to become Living Wage Certified.
HDGH is proud to provide a living wage and encourages other employers to follow suit. For more information about the Windsor-Essex Living Wage program, please visit the Windsor Essex County Health Unit.