We are very excited to announce that PARC Retirement Living is the first company in the retirement industry in British Columbia to become Living Wage certified.
As a responsible employer, we believe that our employees need to earn a wage that meets the needs of daily living and provide some discretionary income. We recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long-term prosperity of our organization by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce.
As of October 31st, we are certified by the Living Wage for Families Campaign as a Living Wage Employer.
What does this mean for PARC employees?
The living wage is the a hourly amount that each parent needs to earn to meet their expenses. The living wage includes costs like rent and groceries as well as items like extended health care and two weeks’ savings for each adult. At PARC, we want to ensure that our employees participate in activities that are an ordinary element of life in the community. Furthermore, by becoming certified we promote healthy child developments and help wage earners in a household a voice the chronic stress of living in poverty.
At PARC Retirement Living social responsibility is of utmost importance to us. We build community and out workplace is a community. It embraces resident, employees and neighbours.