Campaign for $15 and Fairness

Religious and spiritual leaders from various communities are working together on an initiative to increase the minimum wage and improve working conditions across Ontario. In the statement that they are circulating for signatures, they explain, “There are many gaps in basic employment standards that make workers vulnerable to exploitation and unfair working conditions, leaving many people in our faith communities unable to support themselves and their families. Many – including first and second-generation citizens, immigrants and refugees – are working precarious jobs that lack benefits and do not pay a decent wage, leaving them below the poverty line. In a wealthy country like Canada, no person should be living in poverty. Decent work must be a core aspect of Ontario’s anti-poverty agenda, along with other measures to ensure that all of us live in dignity.”

Click here for more information and to find out how to add your name to the statement.