Poverty and Thanksgiving

2018-10-05T16:23:32+00:00October 5th, 2018|Our View|

October is End Poverty Month here in Calgary we know that creating communities where women thrive is dependent on ensuring they have access to a fair, living wage. When the minimum wage went up to $15 per hour this week, we celebrated because it meant that vulnerable individuals in our community employed at minimum wage [...]

How Little Can You Live On?

2018-05-09T14:30:35+00:00June 30th, 2016|Our View|

The debate on minimum wage increases in Alberta is a combination of fact and fiction. Opponents of minimum wage tend to argue that the economy can’t handle it, there will be massive job losses or those relying on minimum wage are teenagers living at home. These arguments tend to ignore the facts and evidence [...]

YWCA BLOG: Minimum wage in Canada not high enough

2014-01-14T13:24:27+00:00January 14th, 2014|Our View|

This week, The Current from CBC is highlighting the stories of several Canadians struggling to survive on minimum wage. Today’s episode focused on Acsana Fernando, a refuge from Bangladesh who is now living in Toronto. The Current reports Acsana makes $10.25 an hour, which is the minimum wage in Ontario. Her usual monthly pay after [...]