Creating Healthy Public Policy: Living Wage Policies
As part of our PlanH program, BC Healthy Communities is excited to present a new Local Government Leaders Speaker Series, Creating Healthy Public Policy.
In this series, healthy public policy leaders from local and Indigenous governments across the province discuss one policy implemented by their government, reflecting on why the policy was chosen, the implementation process, and the impacts they've seen as a result of adopting the policy.
Designed for elected officials and staff in decision-making roles, each event in the series provides participants with the opportunity to explore whether a similar policy fits their community's needs, and to consider the next steps needed to advance action towards adopting such a policy.
Part I of the series, Living Wage Policies, takes place on June 23, 2021 at 11am. This session will explore the City of Victoria’s experience in adopting a Living Wage policy in 2020. Living Wage policies have been enacted by 10 governments across the province, ranging from major metropolitan cities to smaller rural and Indigenous governments. These policies align minimum wages in an organization with the actual costs of living in a specific community.
- Jodi Jensen, Head of Human Resources, City of Victoria
- Anastasia French, Campaigns and Operations Organiser, Living Wage for Families Campaign
Following the presentation, attendees are invited to stay for an optional virtual networking session to meet with other local government leaders interested in adopting similar policies, using small group breakout rooms to explore specific topics