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Quadro is a Living Wage Employer

March 12, 2020
Pictured Russ Barker Board Chair, John DeHeer Quadro GM, Suanna Reid United Way

Pictured left to right: Russ Barker, Board Chair Quadro Communications; John DeHeer, General Manager, Quadro Communications and Susanna Reid, Social Research and Planning Council Director, United Way Perth-Huron.

KIRKTON, ON – Quadro Communications Co-Operative is proud to become the latest Certified Living Wage Employer at the Champion level for Perth and Huron Counties.

“Becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer was a no brainer for Quadro,” says Sales & Marketing Manager, Shannon Smith. “Quadro strives to bring an exceptional experience to our customers and we feel that starts with our employees.”

Quadro is committed to the health and well-being of all its employees. Not only does this type of pledge make their employees feel valued, it also gives back to the communities they serve.

Calculated annually by the United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and Planning Council, the Living Wage is a calculation based on the living expenses of a family of four with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week, once government transfers and deductions are taken into account. Everyday expenses included in the calculation are food, housing, utilities, childcare and transportation. Perth-Huron Counties’ Living Wage is $17.55 per hour. More information about Perth-Huron’s Living Wage can be found at

“Quadro Communications is taking a big step for the Living Wage movement in our communities,” says Social Research and Planning Council Director Susanna Reid. “The Living Wage is about the employees and employers daily wellbeing. Employers benefit by have reduced costs from turn over. Our communities benefit when its citizens are financially able to participate in the local economy. We are excited to have Quadro join the Living Wage movement.”

About Quadro Communications Co-Operative
Established in 1924 as the Blanshard Municipal Telephone System, Quadro was once a small telephone company.  Today Quadro is a leading rural provider of Telephone, High-Speed Internet, TV, Mobility, Computer Repair, Network Setup & Business Solution services.

With a growing service area including Sebringville, Granton, Kirkton, Uniondale, Birr, Bryanston, Clandeboye, Dublin, Harrington, Lucan, Mitchell, St. Columban, Wellburn and St. Marys, Quadro is one of several independent telecommunications companies in Southwestern Ontario. For more information on Quadro Communications Co-Operative, please contact Vanessa Vandenberg, Finance and Human Resources Manager at 519-229-8447 or

About United Way Perth-Huron
UWPH is a 100% local organization working to address #UNIGNORABLE issues like poverty, homelessness and mental health in our communities. Thanks to United Way and people across the region, over 32,000 of the most vulnerable in Perth and Huron Counties have a brighter future. To show your #LocalLove by donating or volunteering, call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit


This post was provided by the United Way Perth-Wellington and originally appeared on their website.