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Created Date Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Modified Date Thursday, 29 June 2017
Filesize 2.42 Megabytes

Edmonton's Living Wage - 2017 Update

Making the Minimum

Calculating Edmonton's Living Wage

2017 Update

This report outlines the 2017 update to our calculation of Edmonton's 2017 Living Wage.

Edmonton’s living wage for 2017 is $16.31/hour. This represents the wage that two adults, each working full time, in a family of four requires to live in economic stability and to maintain a modest standard of living. The living wage amount allows a family to afford basic necessities, to avoid financial stress, to encourage healthy child development and to fully participate in their communities (Canadian Living Wage Framework, 2015).

The living wage for 2017 is $0.38 less than the 2016 amount of $16.69/hour and $1.05 less than the 2015 amount of $17.36/hour. This difference is mainly due to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) being in place for a full year and the enhanced Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC). Both the income threshold and benefit amounts of the AFETC were increased and indexed to inflation in the 2017 provincial budget. Unlike the AFETC, the CCB is not scheduled to be indexed to inflation until 2020 (Edmonton Social Planning Council, 2017).

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 693 Kilobytes

2012 Canadas CEO Elite 100

Title:Canada's CEO Elite 100: the 0.01%
Author(s):Mackenzie, Hugh
Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Subject:Poverty - income distribution
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

This report looks at the massive income gap between average Canadian workers and the top 100 paid CEOs who work for companies in the TSX Index.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 169 Kilobytes

2011 Welfare Incomes Update

Title:Welfare incomes 2009: update as of March 2011.
Corporate Author: National Council of Welfare
Subject:Income security programs - general
Publisher:National Council of Welfare
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Note that there are updates to Welfare Incomes 2009 affecting all lone parents as well as earnings exemptions levels in Alberta.

Language:English
Series:Winter 2010 Volume 129
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 281 Kilobytes

2011 Low Wage Workers Alberta & Wood Buffalo

Title:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta: [Alberta and Wood Buffalo : 2011]
Corporate Author: Public Interest Alberta
Subject:Poverty - working poor|split|Poverty - statistics|split|Women - poverty
Publisher:Public Interest Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta
Material Type:Fact Sheet

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 85 Kilobytes

2011 Low Wage Workers Alberta & Edmonton

Title:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta: [Alberta and Edmonton : 2011]
Corporate Author: Public Interest Alberta
Subject:Poverty - working poor|split|Poverty - statistics|split|Women - poverty
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta
Material Type:Fact Sheet

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 283 Kilobytes

2011 Low Wage Workers Alberta and Red Deer

Title:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta: [Alberta and Red Deer : 2011]
Corporate Author: Public Interest Alberta
Subject:Poverty - working poor|split|Poverty - statistics|split|Women - poverty
Publisher:Public Interest Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta
Material Type:Fact Sheet

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2016
Filesize 653 Kilobytes

2011 Shoestring

Title:Money management on a shoestring: a critical literature review of financial literacy & low-income people.
Author(s):Buckland, Jerry
Citation:Research paper prepared for the Task Force on Financial Literacy
Subject:Income security programs - general
Publisher:Menno Simons College
Place of Publication:Winnipeg
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

This report examines evidence from the academic and policy literature about the financial literacy of low-income people. The purposes of the study are to provide a critical review of evidence about low-income people’s financial literacy measurement, the programs used to promote their financial literacy, and the information uncovered about the programs by evaluations. Finally, the study was to provide recommendations about how policies might be more supportive for building low-income people’s financial literacy. The paper presents some concepts useful for the study of financial literacy, and then presents findings related to the measurement of financial literacy, drawing on results from several national surveys, including four from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The third section presents an examination of financial literacy programs and evaluations from many countries including Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. The conclusion pulls together key results before a series of recommendations are made at the end of the report.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 83 Kilobytes

2004 March Welfare and the Cost of Living

Created Date Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Filesize 2.70 Megabytes

1996 December Two Paycheques Away - Social Policy and Hunger in Edmonton

Title:Two paycheques away : social policy and hunger in Edmonton.
Author(s):Foster, Jason
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Gleaners Association
Subject:Food security - planning, policy|split|Food security - local food systems
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1996
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 13 August 2015
Filesize 2.42 Megabytes

1996 December First Reading - The Long Cold Wait for Income Security

Created Date Thursday, 16 October 2014
Filesize 181 Kilobytes

1961 August Council of Community Services Statement on Professional Staff Qualification Job Descriptions

Title:Council of Community Services of Edmonton and District : statement on professional staff qualification : job descriptions.
Corporate Author: Council of Community Services of Edmonton and District
Publisher:Council of Community Services of Edmonton and District
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1961
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Saturday, 01 February 2014
Modified Date Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Filesize 613 Kilobytes

Income splitting in Canada : inequality by design

Title: Income splitting in Canada : inequality by design.

Collection: Alberta

Author(s): Macdonald, David

Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Subject: Family - finances | Seniors - income support | Seniors - programs, services Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Place of Publication: Ottawa

Date of Publication: 2013

Abstract: This study examines the cost and the distributional impact of three income splitting scenarios: pension income splitting; income splitting for families with children under 18, as the Conservatives have pledged; and income splitting for all families. The study finds that the impact of income splitting in all scenarios is very unequal and the lost revenue for Canadian governments would be substantial.[Taken from publisher's website]

Language: English

Physical Description: 25 p.

Web Site: https://www.policyaltern...income-splitting-canada

Material Type: Report

 

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 313 Kilobytes

2011 Low Wage Workers Alberta & Medicine Hat

 

Title:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta: [Alberta and Medicine Hat : 2011]
Corporate Author: Public Interest Alberta
Subject:Poverty - working poor|split|Poverty - statistics|split|Women - poverty
Publisher:Public Interest Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta
Material Type:Fact Sheet


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 281 Kilobytes

2011 Low Wage Workers Alberta & Lethbridge

 

Title:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta: [Alberta and Lethbridge : 2011]
Corporate Author: Public Interest Alberta
Subject:Poverty - working poor|split|Poverty - statistics|split|Women - poverty
Publisher:Public Interest Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Statistics of low-wage workers in Alberta
Material Type:Fact Sheet


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 1.83 Megabytes

2011 Alternate Federal Budget 2011

Title:Rethink, rebuild, renew: a post-recession recovery plan.
Variant Title:Alternative federal budget 2011
Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Subject:Government of Canada - budget
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) urges Ottawa to address Canadians’ real financial worries rather than sideline them in the political bluster brewing over a federal budget and possible election.
With the release of its annual Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), the CCPA proposes a federal budget that connects with what matters to Canadians: post-recession job and household debt worries, pension concerns, worsening income inequality and climate change.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 217 Kilobytes

2011 Restoring Minimum Wages

 

Title:Restoring minimum wages in Canada
Author(s):Battle, Ken
Subject:Employment - wage issues
Publisher:Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

A severe recession with its tight fiscal aftermath is not a time when one expects improvements in social policy. But there is a bright spot for one of Canada’s oldest social programs – minimum wages, which have risen substantially in recent years in every province and territory except one (British Columbia). And BC just announced an end to its lengthy freeze on the minimum wage, starting with an increase on May 1, 2011.
The national average minimum wage rose from $6.54 an hour in 1965 (in constant 2010 dollars) to a peak of $9.92 in 1976, then fell to $7.01 in 1986. But it increased again to reach $9.16 in 2010 – just 76 cents below the mid-1970s high.
The recent increase in minimum wages across Canada is due in part to the creation of poverty reduction strategies, which have focused attention on minimum wages.
The report argues that the provincial and territorial governments should – in conjunction with key actors including business, labour, experts and social groups – work together through a transparent process to define what constitutes an adequate minimum wage (e.g., equal to the poverty line, or a percentage of average earnings) and how to protect its value over time through some form of indexation (e.g., to the cost of living, or to the change in average earnings).
The report also compares minimum wages in Canada to other countries.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 167 Kilobytes

2011 Living Wage

 

Title:Living wage: an introduction.
Author(s):Cabal Garces, Maria L.
Subject:Employment - wage issues
Publisher:Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
Place of Publication:Guelph ON
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Many Canadian families are finding it difficult to make ends meet even when they work long hours. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)1 reported that Canadian families in the bottom half of the population, those who have the lowest incomes from a 50% cut-off, are working more compared to families in the 1970’s, yet they have experienced a 24% drop in total earnings. Long work hours means that less time is available for family activities leading to difficulties balancing work and family responsibilities.
For many Canadians then, having a job does not guarantee a route out of poverty, and in many cases makes them working poor. According to the CCPA3, the working poor are individuals who work year-round and full time but receive wages that are insufficient to lift oneself out poverty. The concept of a living wage, or a rate of pay high enough that allows families to afford a decent and dignified life, has been introduced as a way to improve the livelihoods of the working poor. Many lessons need to be learned from those who have used living wage policies as a tool to fight poverty. This report explores some of the issues related to their implementation.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 1.28 Megabytes

2011 HRSDC Finanical Capability

Title:HRSDC financial capability scan part 2: emerging models and promising practices : a "snapshot" of community-based financial capability practice in Canada.
Author(s):Murray, Janet M.
Subject:Income security programs - general
Publisher:Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

The financial capability of vulnerable populations has been identified as a key area of interest to the Community Development and Partnerships Directorate (CDPD) of HRSDC. In the fall of 2010, CDPD commissioned an intensive primary research survey to learn about the financial capability practice of leading community-based organizations, and to contribute to CDPD’s evidence base for developing policy options. Eight leaders in community-based financial capability programming shared extensive information about their funding, program design and delivery, promising practices, and partnerships.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 126 Kilobytes

2011 Financial Knowledge of Canadians

 

Title:The financial knowledge of Canadians
Author(s):Keown, Leslie-Anne
Corporate Author: Statistics Canada
Subject:Income security programs - general
Publisher:Statistics Canada
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Many things influence how Canadians navigate their way through the many financial options and services available. One of the factors affecting the finances of individuals is their level of financial knowledge. This article uses the objective assessment (quiz) of financial knowledge that was asked as part of the Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) in 2009. It explores, for the first time in a national Canadian context, how personal financial knowledge is related to someone's socio-demographic characteristics and other financial behaviours such as having a budget or having investments.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


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