By Ben Forrest
A living wage is about more than making ends meet.
It’s about making enough to cover basic necessities and adequately participate in community life.
And a new study led by YWCA Pathways to Prosperity shows that kind of lifestyle is out of reach for families trying to get by on minimum wage.
The study pegs a living wage in St. Thomas-Elgin at $16.47 per hour for a family of four with two parents and two children aged three and seven.
That’s nearly five and a half dollars above Ontario’s $11 minimum.
Article and image source: St. Thomas Times Journal