The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to growing and sustaining the economic prosperity of their community by serving, connecting and representing their members. They are a non-profit, membership-driven organization which supports and represents over 200 local businesses, civic organizations and tourism-based businesses in the Town of Lincoln. They currently have two full time employees.
“The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we are a certified living wage employer. Our company’s vision is to be the leading enabler of business success in Lincoln and a driving force in the advancement of the local economy. The choice to become a certified living wage employer is directly in line with our vision and mission as it shows our investment towards a strong local economy. The Living Wage sets a different standard and challenges us to think about the social and economic well-being for everyone. We are proud to join the thousands of small businesses in Ontario who are committed to paying a living wage to their employees,” says Lindsey Hendriks, Executive Director, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re pleased to have on-going support from local employers who recognize the value and benefits of paying at least a living wage. Paying a living wage is direct action to address poverty and helps people afford the cost of living,” says Jennifer Gauthier, Vice Chair, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
A living wage reflects what earners need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in the community. A living wage is not the same as the legislated minimum wage. It is a voluntary commitment that employers can make to compensate directly-employed and contract- employed full-time and part-time workers. The 2021 living wage for Niagara region has been calculated to be $18.90/hour.
Learn more about Niagara’s living wage at www.wipeoutpoverty.ca. Niagara-area employers interested in becoming living wage certified can contact the Ontario Living Wage Network for more information at www.ontariolivingwage.ca