Ontario Businesses Support Legislated Paid Sick Days

Ontario Businesses Support Legislated Paid Sick Days

Small Businesses Support Legislated Paid Sick Days in Ontario “Level the playing field between giant corporations and main street” By Jess Carpinone Co-Owner of Bread By Us My name is Jess and I co-own and operate Bread By Us, a retail bakery and coffee...
January & February New BWA Members

January & February New BWA Members

We’re welcoming new members to the better way alliance!  over the last few months we’ve heard from businesses across canada about why they support employee-forward practices. so far in 2023, we’ve added 7 (3 more listings coming below soon!) new...
Innovative Ottawa

Innovative Ottawa

innovative Ottawa  How businesses in Canada’s capital are defining success and creating a new, friendlier future of work for their people Meet some of the business owners we spoke with in Summer 2022 – and discover the exciting ideas they’re bringing...

Here it is – our Business Case for Ethical Employment!

We’ve seen headline after headline about business struggles since 2020 – which is why now is the right time to release our Business Case for Ethical Employment. Businesses are struggling to navigate higher prices, supply shortages and hiring challenges, all...

July 2022 BWA Brand Refresh Event

WATCH: 2022 BWA Brand Refresh and Website Launch Here at the BWA we spent a busy summer updating our brand look and website.  The BWA Brand Refresh will take us into the next era of growing our membership and advocacy efforts.  Thanks to our current members,...

Paid sick days: A Case Study

Better Way Business Bread By Us, a beloved espresso bar & artisan bakery in Hintonberg, Ottawa, shares their story about how paid sick days helped them stay open through the peak waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Changing the culture around paid sick days in...
Ontario Election 2022: 3 Minimum Wage Myths

Ontario Election 2022: 3 Minimum Wage Myths

The Ontario election is here & our team at the Better Way Alliance is here to clear up 3 minimum wage myths. Minimum Wage increases are coming to Ontario.  While some groups will tell you this will have devastating effects – increases to minimum wage often...
Businesses back paid sick days

Businesses back paid sick days

To see the list of signatories or add your business, click here! An open letter sent to: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour CC: The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International...
Businesses support minimum wage bump to $15 per hour

Businesses support minimum wage bump to $15 per hour

Business owners welcome news of a $15 minimum wage on January 1, 2022, which will put more money in workers’ pockets to spend at businesses in their local economies. This is the absolute bare minimum from a government that cancelled a scheduled $15 minimum wage three...
Paid Sick Days are Good for Small Business!

Paid Sick Days are Good for Small Business!

What is it? Workers in Canada need a minimum of seven paid sick days, and 14 in a pandemic. A paid sick day is just that – you are paid your full wage for the day with no deductions and no requirement to make up the time unpaid later. You won’t be penalized, demoted...