Nelson Community Food Centre is proud to be a certified Living Wage Employer. It’s important to us, as a Community Food Centre that serves those facing adversity, to ensure that folks are supported in their daily lives and are treated with dignity and respect, whether they are participants in our programs, volunteers or paid staff. We hope that our certification sparks discussion, reflection and increased certification from other organizations in Nelson and the surrounding area.
The living wage is a bare-bones calculation that looks at the amount that a family of four needs to earn to meet their expenses. The living wage includes costs like rent and groceries as well as items like extended health care and two weeks savings for each adult.