A living wage is the hourly wage rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers and deductions have been subtracted.
The 2016 living wage calculation for Simcoe County is $17.74.
The Poverty Reduction Task Group will identify future community planning priorities associated with the living wage, including an education and awareness campaign, engaging local employers, and encouraging participation in the Ontario Living Wage Network.
1. Living Wage Report
2. Living Wage Launch Slide deck