Ottawa Living Wage Campaign

Ottawa City Council has the opportunity to make the nation's capital a living wage city.

Ottawa Community News: Ontario to increase minimum wage to $11

Posted February 10, 2014
Minimum wage earners can expect something more on their paycheques come June 1, once a recent Ontario government decision comes into effect.
On Jan. 30, the province announced it would increase minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 an hour, following a recommendation made by an advisory panel made up of business, labour, youth and anti-poverty representatives. The province's minimum wage has been frozen since 2010.

Globe and Mail: 'Working for nothing': Canada joins global minimum wage debate

Posted January 27, 2014
Grace Iyabosa sits with hospital patients through the long nights, close at hand in case they need help.
The single mom works eight- or 12-hour shifts in Ottawa, on call, which means she often has to scramble to find child care for her two kids, ages seven and 11. She earns minimum wage of $10.25 an hour. After paying for food, babysitting and more than $600 for rent, there is nothing left at the end of the month.

Ottawa Citizen: ACORN held rally outside constituency office of Yasir Naqvi

Posted January 20, 2014

ACORN held a rally outside the constituency office of Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Minister of Labour, on Friday, January 17, 2014. ACORN Canada is an independent national organization of low and moderate income families, who are asking the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 and subsequently index it to the cost of living.