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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, we've...

Paid Sick Days Calculator

No matter what kind of business you run - if a staff member has to choose between a paycheque and recovery, chances are you've just created a preventable outbreak in your workplace. Better Way Businesses support paid sick days because they’re good for business....

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 provide...

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...