The living wage for Peterborough in 2019 is $17.63 per hour for a family of two parents and two children with both parents working.
“A living wage is the hourly wage required of two parents working fulltime and supporting two children and is different from the provincially mandated minimum wage,” said United Way of Peterborough & District CEO Jim Russell.
Joining Russell at today’s announcement were members of the living wage committee representing Peterborough Public Health, Literacy Ontario Central South, social policy advocates and community planners.
The Living Wage project, sponsored and facilitated by the United Way of Peterborough & District, released a handy four-page brochure highlighting the report and a companion piece that details the costs and provides the living wage calculation methodology. Both documents are available, below.
The release of the report in Peterborough today, coincides with the release of similar living wage reports in other communities across Ontario, all part of the Ontario Living Wage Network. For further details check out their website here https://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/