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We’re a Certified Living Wage Employer!

We’re proud and excited to announce that Realize Strategies is now a certified Living Wage Employer! Here at Realize, we take pride in doing everything we can to ensure our team members have fair and competitive salaries and benefits. That’s why we are proud to share that we have a longstanding internal policy that the ratio of compensation between our most senior and junior team member will never exceed 3.5 : 1. “Making sure that every single one of our team members is paid fairly, enjoys a healthy work/life balance, and that we promote a supportive and diverse work environment/culture at Realize has always been a priority,” says CEO John Kay. “Getting our Living Wage Employer certification was a clear and easy choice for us to make.”

Making sure that every single one of our team members is paid fairly, enjoys a healthy work/life balance, and that we promote a supportive and diverse work environment/culture at Realize has always been a priority. Getting our Living Wage Employer certification was a clear and easy choice for us to make.

We also choose to partner with external suppliers (ex. office supplies, catering, delivery, etc.) that are Certified B Corps or Buy Social Canada certified to ensure that we are supporting organizations that treat and compensate their employees fairly. As of June 1 2019, the minimum wage in BC is $13.85/hour; in comparison, the 2019 living wage for Metro Vancouver has been calculated at $19.50/hour. This significant gap can leave many families choosing between paying rent or buying groceries. Living Wage is an opportunity for businesses to step up and make a positive and tangible contribution to the lives of thousands of BC families earning minimum wage while still living below the poverty line.

As of June 1 2019, the minimum wage in BC is $13.85/hour; in comparison, the 2019 living wage for Metro Vancouver has been calculated at $19.50/hour.

Realize is proud to be a part of network of over 150 certified Living Wage Employers within BC which includes more than 21,600 workers. Being a certified Living Wage Employer is another way for us to show how we live our values along with being a Certified B Corp and co-operative. We encourage everyone to look into becoming a certified Living Wage Employer – visit Living Wage for Families Campaign for more information.