Join the Better Way Alliance
Great local jobs start with Better Way businesses.
The BWA is Canada’s voice for Ethical Employers. When you join, you’re gaining a peer group of deeply passionate colleagues from across Canada. Our members are industry leaders creating good local jobs through thoughtful company culture and a people-first mentality.
Through tools like Paid Sick Days, Stable Scheduling, and More than Minimum Wages, our members are building stronger local economic communities for everyone.
We’re business owners creating a people first approach to Canada’s economy – if you are too, keep reading.
Benefits of Joining the BWA
Connect With Other Businesses
Join our network and you become part a growing movement of businesses in all industries.
Cross-pollinate, learn and do business with peers, and find new customers across Canada. Our group of values-based business owners always want to hear from new members.
Get Your Voice Heard
The cultural and legislative change toward stronger Main Streets and economic communities start with you.
We celebrate your success by highlighting member stories in media, with politicians, and other future economy leaders in business.
Lead the Future of Work
When you adopt Ethical Employment practices, you’re leading the future of work while creating a strong business community.
Our network is built around business leaders creating good local jobs. From co-ops to traditional corporations, they come from almost every background imaginable.
Not sure where to start on ethical employment? Or do you need a Paid Sick Day calculator?
We’re always working on modern new tools and how-to guides for members.
Curious about a new tax credit or political issue facing your business?
We host regular events on issues relevant to your business both in-person and online.
Free for 2023
Business is tough right now – membership with the Better Way Alliance is free in 2023.
There’s no better time to join our growing network of businesses than right now.
Become a Member Today
Join our network and unlock the people power in your business. When you join the BWA, you’re gaining a group of peers unlike any other business group in Canada.
Do You Qualify?
There is currently no cost to join for 2023 and we evaluate every business on a case by case basis. Do you have questions? Read our FAQ.
To be considered for a successful application, your business must have or be working toward adopting 2 of the 3 practices below.
Paid Sick Days
BWA Members offer their employees Paid Sick Days – or are working toward development of a PSD program for all staff.
Our Members plan ahead by offering comprehensive and predictable schedules.
More Than Minimum Wages
Our Members pay more than minimum wages. This isn’t necessarily the Ontario Living Wage although some BWA members offer it.
From our Blog
BWA & B-Corp Event
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“There’s no Finish Line to Entrepreneurship”: Creating good jobs at Cake & Loaf Bakery
Written by Jess Carpinone, Co-Owner, Bread By Us Espresso Bar & Bakery, and BWA Membership Manager When my bakery was just a baby, I stumbled across an article in an industry magazine about a cool bakery in Hamilton, Ontario, that was owned by two women. It...
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 shop in Ottawa...