Making a Living in an Age of Inflation - The 2022 Living Wage
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Making a Living in an Age of Inflation - The 2022 Living Wage

8 September 2023

Summary

Making a Living in an Age of Inflation The 2022 Living Wage for Regina and Saskatoon CCPA Saskatchewan Office Saskatchewan Office 2 0 2 2 Making a Living in an Age of Inflation: The 2022 Living Wage for Regina and Saskatoon CCPA Saskatchewan Office September 2023 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The 2022 living wage calculations wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise of Jean- Philippe Bourgeois and his. [...] 1 Statistics Canada, Consumer Price Index, Table: 18-10-0004-01 CCPA SASKATCHEWAN | MAKING A LIVING: THE 2022 LIVING WAGE FOR REGINA AND SASKATOON | SEPT 2023 1 Why a Living Wage? With the third-worst child poverty rate of all the provinces and territories, the living wage is a powerful tool to address the state of poverty in Saskatchewan.2 It allows us to get serious about reducing child poverty. [...] CCPA SASKATCHEWAN | MAKING A LIVING: THE 2022 LIVING WAGE FOR REGINA AND SASKATOON | SEPT 2023 3 Child Care Fees Based on the fees for a four-year-old in full-time licensed group care and a seven year-old in before- and after-school care, full-time care for three weeks of winter and spring breaks and six weeks of full-time summer care. [...] 2022 tuition and fees from the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are used to determine the costs for the Regina and Saskatoon living wage family. [...] Indeed, David Macdonald and Martha Friendly estimate that for children not yet in kindergarten, Regina and Saskatoon have roughly two regulated spaces per 10 children, the worst in the country.8 Due to the evidence of increased waiting times for access to care, we have made the decision not to apply the reduction in fees to our 2022 living wage family’s childcare expense.

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