A Living Wage Employer - Aiana Restaurant Collective | Ottawa

A Living Wage Employer

After much hard work and anticipation, Aiana is finally opening its doors in early August in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core. With roots planted in a desire to bring the abundance of Canada’s food products to the forefront of flavourful dishes, guests can expect seasonally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine paired with elevated service upon walking through Aiana’s doors.

Recognizing that an exceptional guest experience begins not only with the quality of food, but an enthusiastic and committed team, Aiana is committed to supporting its employees above and beyond industry expectations by providing employees with a Living Wage.

As a Living Wage Employer, Aiana will compensate its team with an hourly rate that enables each employee to meet their basic needs and expenses relative to economic trends within their community. The Living Wage is not a fixed wage, and rather, a wage that is reassessed each year to correspond with external factors (e.g. changes in the economy). As the Canadian Payroll Association found in 2019, 43% of Canadians attribute financial stress to their lack of workplace productivity – something Aiana is eager to curb through its commitment to creating a stable, productive, and enjoyable workplace for all employees. Through the provision of a Living Wage, Aiana will:

  • Motivate its team to provide quality customer service
  • Reduce stress and anxiety inside and outside of the workplace
  • Reduce turnover rates
  • Build an open dialogue among all team members

Aiana’s pledge of providing a living wage is just the beginning of creating transformational change in the restaurant industry.