In 2016, CDCD conducted a living wage study. We looked at the cost of living throughout Durham, and what a family of four requires to meet their basic needs. CDCD conducted a year-long investigation into the costs of living for Durham families, and what two working parents need to support a family of four. We conducted community consultations and followed the structure set out by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- The YMCA of Greater Toronto
- Clarington Board of Trade
- Durham Region Labour Council
- United Way Durham
- Durham Workforce Authority
- North Durham Social Planning Council
- Nourish and Develop Foundation
- Health Department, Region of Durham
CDCD was recognized as a Living Wage Employer in Durham Region and a certification presentation was made by the Ontario Living Wage Network.
Support the Durham Living Wage
Please contact CDCD if you are interested in becoming a certified employer that supports the Durham Living Wage. More and more people are working for low wages and facing impossible choices. The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety, and long-term health problems. In many cases it means that the adults in a family are working long hours, often at two or three jobs, just to pay for basic necessities. Employees that earn a living wage can face fewer of these stressors; employers that pay a living wage can be confident they are not keeping their employees in poverty.
Ontario’s Living Wage Network indicates that the Living Wage for Durham in 2021 is $17.80/hour. Visit Ontario Living Wage for more information.
Thank you for supporting the Durham Living Wage, our community depends on employers like you to make a difference to all families living in the Durham Region.
Community Development Council Durham – CDCD
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