Kits Beach Coffee becomes the first Living Wage coffee shop in BC

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A seasonal coffee cart in Kitsilano that’s known for its great drinks, popsicles, and baked goods is garnering attention for its efforts to help end working poverty.

Kits Beach Coffee is the first coffee shop in BC to announce its commitment to ending working poverty by paying all its staff and contracted workers a living wage. While the minimum wage in BC was increased last month to $15.20 an hour, the calculated living wage in Vancouver is $19.50 an hour. This is the approximate hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. That dollar amount is based on a two-parent family with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time, Kits Beach Coffee said in their announcement.

This living wage commitment is Kits Beach Coffee’s newest initiative to contribute to its Corporate Social Responsibility Platform.


Kits Beach Coffee Co.

Address: 1275 Arbutus Street, Vancouver (across from the beach volleyball courts)
Hours: Friday – Sunday (weather depending) 8:30 am to 5 pm (or sold out).