Living Wage

The Greater Edmontons Alliance, Living Wage/Quality Jobs Research Action Team focuses on efforts to increase access to expand the number of living wage employers and jobs. 

What is Living Wage? 

Living Wage is a level which provides for two adults and their family to have sufficient income to live on and for the wage to be adequate to enable meaningful participation of the worker and their family in their community. The Living Wage is underpinned by three central tenets: that paying workers higher wages has direct positive benefits for workers and their families; that paying a living wage has productivity impacts for employers; and, that paying low-income working people higher wages benefits society at large by reducing the social costs caused by poverty and low wages.

**Rally your Members to Join the Movement to address Poverty, Living Wages and Mental Health**

Opportunity: Invite others in your organization to join you in supporting the campaign that GEA has launched in conjunction with End Poverty Edmonton to address Living Wage and Mental Health problems.

GEA’s campaign video briefly presents the challenges and opportunities around these high impact problems.

We invite you and those you know to be part of the solution. This video can be easily shown during religious services, membership meetings and other events.

Please reply to this email [email protected] with your interest in showing the video in your organization, congregation or community group, or if you are interested in getting involved in another way. 


You can go to this website to learn about Living Wages in Alberta.