The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is pleased to announce that the 2021 living wage calculation has been established to be $18.90/hour. The living wage was last calculated in 2019 at $18.12, so this represents an hourly increase of $0.78 over a two year period.
As part of National Living Wage Week, the Network has released two new reports, “Calculating the Cost of Living in Niagara...Read More
Another Niagara employer is signing on to provide a living wage.
HR strategist firm Trusted Time Inc. has taken the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Championship level pledge to provide a living wage.
The company has four full-time staff members.
“Trusted Time values the people that produce the services we all depend on in our communities and workplaces,” Payroll and HR...Read More
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is a network of social and health
agencies, educators, business and government representatives, faith communities and individuals committed to addressing poverty in Niagara through education and advocacy.
Poverty is complex and intersects with many other forms of oppression, including race and racism. While media attention is focused on the United States,...Read More
July 15, 2020
Inspire Clean is a Certified Living Wage Employer
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Inspire Clean has become a
certified living wage employer at the Champion level.
Thorold-based Inspire Clean provides a variety of house cleaning services that are available
throughout Niagara region. They currently employ one full time staff and six part time...Read More
NPRN Statement on Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network has concerns regarding several sections of a new bill proposing changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, Housing Services Act, and to the processes of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).
Bill 184 proposes to change the way tenants are able to access and...Read More
For the third month in a row, the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is calling for a government-ordered moratorium on the rent obligations of low-income tenants who cannot afford to pay rent for the coming month. June 1 is “rent-day” for most tenants, and thus a day of particular stress for the majority of those in lower income brackets who rent: The budgets of most of these...Read More
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is renewing its call for action in particular anticipation of May 1, 2020 – “rent day”. The Superior Court of Justice has ordered a moratorium on evictions, until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. This order is essential, but is not enough for tenants who are living on a low income and not able to pay rent due to the circumstances tied to the...Read More
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) calls on the Province of Ontario to legislate a moratorium on (i.e. a postponement of) the rent obligations of tenants who cannot afford to pay rent on April 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis. The moratorium should endure until emergency funds, which include rent subsidies for eligible tenants, are in place from both the federal and provincial...Read More
Dear NPRN colleagues,
I’m writing on behalf of the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Coordinating Committee. We hope this note finds you well.
Sadly, we are postponing our March 25th NPRN meeting — in order to facilitate social distancing, in mindfulness of the pandemic.
Also regretfully postponed are the March 18th screening of Push-The Film at the Film House, and our March 27th Renting in...Read More
The Provincial Government has awarded a U.S.-based organization the contract to oversee employment services for Hamilton and Niagara’s social assistance recipients.
From Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction & Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
Friday’s announcement that a United States’ based organization, Fed Cap -with no ties to Hamilton or Niagara, and no apparent...Read More