Game Changer

Livable
Incomes

Job loss and unemployment can lead to poverty, but that’s not the whole picture. Most Edmontonians who live in poverty work full-time hours. Many work two or three jobs to make ends meet.

When working full time pays enough to live on, that means more time for other important things. It gets easier for people to pursue education or training that opens doors. Parents have more time to care for their children. Studies have also linked better incomes to higher employee productivity and loyalty, better health outcomes, and decreased absenteeism, among other benefits.

Promoting livable incomes for Albertans makes our province stronger. Contact your candidates to tell them you want to hear how they’ll work toward livable incomes for all Albertans.

Livable Incomes: Katy Ingraham
This week we met with Katy Ingraham, co-owner of Cartago, a family-friendly neighbourhood pub in the Forest Heights area. As a small business owner in the restaurant industry, where budgets are tight and minimum wage is the norm, she understands the challenges around making the change. But she is also committed to paying her staff a wage that supports them, and wants the industry to look for solutions that allow other businesses to do the same.
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