Canadian Businesses Creating Good Local Jobs.


Tell your local politicians that we need rent protection to sustain good local jobs.


Figure out your most important expense with our free & easy to use calculator.


Paid Sick Days promote productivity and more engaged employees.  Figure out your plan with our free calculator.


Membership is free for 2024 – join fellow Decent Work employers across Canada.

The Business Case for Paid Sick Days + Higher Wages and Fair Scheduling

BWA Members all enjoy benefits from these business practices. From better economic performance to retention and even succession planning – investing in your employees means they’ll invest back in you. Read and find out how these ideas can increase resilience and profitability.

Directory Discover our Canadian Business Members

We’re growing our membership from coast to coast to coast. Find your local BWA business members in our directory. From charming cafes to grocery and professional services – find your local Better Way Alliance business members and help them keep creating great local jobs.

Is Your Business Being Affected by Commercial Rent Increases?

Can your business afford a 10, 20, or 50% rent increase from one month to the next? We’ve heard from business owners across Ontario and Canada that are being affected by unmanageable rent increases. Join our campaign and take action to protect local brick and mortar businesses.

What is the BWA

The Better Way Alliance is Canada’s Ethical Employer Network. We KNOW there’s a better way to do business.

Our team advocates for ethical business practices with governments, business organizations, politicians, and the media. Our members invest in workers as an organization’s greatest asset.  We’re telling the stories of their success and a kinder economy.

Read our Origin Story

Who is the Better Way Alliance?

The BWA is a network of progressive employers across Canada.

From Restaurants to Lawn Care, our members are active in every industry & creating good local jobs.  We have businesses from 1-500 employees – who all believe that our people are our greatest assets.

Meet our members and support local Canadian businesses creating good local jobs. 

Meet Our Members


Why Would I Join the BWA?

Joining the BWA connects you to a business network focused on learning, connecting, and researching how we can all create better jobs and more resilient businesses.

Our members help each other grow through networking, virtual, and live learning events.  Do you have a great story to tell about your business?  Let’s work together.

BWA members have the opportunity to speak with politicians and media about how they’re creating resilient and vibrant local economies through good jobs. We’re a growing network that gives socially driven businesses a voice and place to belong.

We want to help you showcase that building a better business is the norm – not an anomaly.

Discover the Benefits of Joining

From Our Blog

BWA September 2023 Newsletter

As is typical for September, we've suddenly gotten really, really busy!That means a looooong newsletter for you. So flag it in your inbox and come back to it while stirring a delicious sauce, or waiting for your kids at the pick-up zone, or sitting on the porch during...

Industry Associations Call for More Time to Repay CEBA loans

Industry Associations Call for More Time to Repay CEBA loans

July 24, 2023 Sent via email. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance Member of Parliament, University—Rosedale, Ontario Department of Finance Canada 90 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5 Subject: Industry Associations Call for...

BWA July Update: CEBA Relief is Centre Stage

Hi BWA Member, Summer is officially here which means two things:1) Summer lovin' (aka in-person events)2) A shortened, breezy BWA newsletter!First, let us tell you about our in person events where we show you how much we love that you're a Member! We're...