United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal Research

Research coordinated and conducted by CBT staff contributes to the achievement of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of our commitment to Agenda 2030: a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure no one gets left behind. 

Living Wage for the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region

The living wage is the hourly pay that each parent must earn to cover the basic expenses of an average family of four. It considers the local costs for housing, food, transportation, child care, health care, recreation and is the “bare bones” a family needs for an adequate quality of life.

In 2015, the CBT published the first living wage calculation for the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region to draw attention to local affordability issues faced by families and to inspire action by local employers and all levels of government. A living wage is not only influenced by employers, but also by economic and social policies that increase affordability for families (such as childcare subsidies and public transit). The CBT updates the living wage every two years and presents the results to community stakeholders, inviting conversation about how factors impacting affordability and quality of life can be positively influenced across the region. Click here for a detailed presentation of our 2019 Living Wage Report and check out the past 3 Living Wage reports below. 



Living Wage Reports