For over 65 years Mission Services of London has served people in the community – both long-time residents and those new to the city – who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, those who have a mental illness and/or addiction, and those living in poverty. Homelessness is inextricably intertwined with poverty – a complex issue requiring a comprehensive approach.
“We realize that no single organization can fully address poverty, however, each organization can play a positive role. To that end, I am very pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2017 Mission Services of London became an organization that pays, as a minimum, all of its employees a ‘living wage’, says Peter Rozeluk, Executive Director. Our organization has been added to the list of Living Wage Employers in London.
“For London Ontario, a ‘living wage’ is $15.53 per hour currently. As an organization we are working toward consistently applying our values – compassion, hope, integrity, diligence – in all of our relationships, including our employees. We are proud to take this step and be a small piece in the larger strategy of addressing the serious issue of poverty in our community,” says Rozeluk.