Canadian Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage in Ontario: Province-Wide Rallies on March 21, 2013

This video presents “Trish Hennessy – raising Ontario’s minimum wage”:

Ontario-Wide Rallies on March 21, 2013
Ontario-Wide Rallies on March 21, 2013

According to the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC), full-time, full-year work at Ontario’s new minimum wage of $10.25 an hour generates earnings that are approximately $3,000 below the poverty line.

ISARC urges us to join or support the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, which is a province-wide day of action as follows:

Melt the freeze! Raise the minimum wage!

Rallies at:

  • Other coordinated actions in cities across Ontario: Melt the freeze actions are happening in at least 10 cities across Ontario this week, including Ottawa, Hamilton, York Region, Kingston, Belleville, Welland, Kitchener-Waterloo and Suddbury!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for three years, while the cost of living continues to rise:

  • On March 21st, communities around Ontario will be coming together for a decent minimum wage
    • Join them as they call for an immediate increase  in Ontario’s minimum wage!

  • The minimum wage should bring workers and their families above the poverty line
    • That means Ontario’s minimum wage should be $14 in 2013

    • A minimum wage increase is an investment in healthy communities and good jobs for workers in Ontario

  • The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and Workers’ Action Centre

You can get involved!

  • Endorse the campaign
  • Organize an action in your city
  • Sign up for a delegation visit to your MPP

Contact Info:

  • Email:
  • Phone (416) 531-2411, ext. 246


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