Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen

Roots Community Food Centre
A place for newcomer women to share their cooking with the local community and learn the skills and knowledge they need to start a food business from home.

What is a Living Wage?

A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses and participate in their community. The living wage is not the same as the provincially mandated minimum wage which is $15.50 per hour for adults. The living wage for the North is...

What Is Market Basket Measure (MBM)?

The Market Basket Measure (MBM) of low income develops thresholds of poverty based upon the cost of a basket of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and other items for individuals and families representing a modest, basic standard of living. A family with...

Measuring Poverty

Presently, the Canadian government does not have a standard definition of poverty, instead offering a variety of measures based on income-related terms including the low-income measure, the market basket measure, and the living wage.