DIVERSEcity receives recognition as a Living Wage employer

DIVERSEcity is certified by Living Wage for Families BC, operated by Vancity Community Foundation

Supporting staff wellbeing is an important priority for DIVERSEcity under our Strategic Plan 2024–2029, and we’re proud to have been recently certified as a Living Wage Employer in BC. This certification, presented by Living Wage for Families BC, reflects our commitment to ensuring fair and equitable wages for all our employees.

Anastasia French of Living Wage for Families BC, operated by Vancity Community Foundation, visited DIVERSEcity Surrey Community Campus recently to present DIVERSEcity with plaque.

“It’s important to ensure we have a workforce that makes a living wage,” said Neelam Sahota, Chief Executive Officer, DIVERSEcity, on accepting the plaque. “We want to take care of our staff who pour their heart into this work and ensure they are seen as equal partners in the mission of our organization.”

As a certified Living Wage Employer, DIVERSEcity is adhering to a set standard that guarantees all employees, whether full time, part-time or temporary receive a wage that covers the cost of living in BC. This not only promotes employee wellbeing, but also fosters a positive work environment and reinforces our values as an organization.

“We’re delighted that DIVERSEcity has committed to paying their staff and contracted workers a living wage by becoming a Living Wage Employer. DIVERSEcity does a fantastic job supporting newcomers to Canada find access to work. Too many newcomers find themselves in low-paying jobs that don’t help pay the bills. It’s great that DIVERSEcity wants to lead by example and show that paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community. We encourage more employers across BC to join them in becoming a Living Wage Employer,” says Anastasia French.

There are 440 employers with the certification in BC, about 80 of which are non-profit organizations.

To learn more about working with DIVERSEcity, see our careers page here.

Learn more about the certification here.

DIVERSEcity People & Culture team (from left) Jessie Mahin, Kelsey Hordyk, Praneet Sandhu (Director) and Gopi Gandhi (far right), with (in centre) Neelam Sahota, CEO, and Ian Robinson, COO.