The BC Labour Heritage Centre Society preserves, documents and presents the rich history of working people in British Columbia. The Society engages in partnerships and projects that help define and express the role that work and workers have played in the evolution of social policy and its impact on the present and future shaping of the province.
We are a registered non-profit society.
“The Spirit of Solidarity”
Click above to order a limited edition print of a painting by Fraser Valley artist Perry Haddock. It represents the historic events of 1983 when hundreds of community, faith and social justice groups united with the labour movement in BC to resist government attacks on us all. Proceeds to support the BC Labour Heritage Centre’s Projects Fund and the 35-year retrospective of Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. Download Order Form
Click above to order your copy of “On the Line: A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement” by Rod Mickleburgh, published 2018.
BC Labour Heritage News
Read some of our latest research on BC labour history.
April 23, 1935 In April 1935 thousands of single unemployed men organized by the Relief Camp Workers’ Union went on strike to demand “Work and Wages” as the Depression wore away at the country. “Hunger Read more…
1. Indigenous women played a critical role in the development of BC’s fishing industry starting in the 1880s. They worked alongside family members in boats harvesting salmon and provided labour in the canneries that dotted Read more…
Emmitt Andrew Holmes came to British Columbia in the 1940s from Saskatchewan and was the only black member of the Vancouver Local of the International Woodworkers of America (IWA Local 1-217) when he joined in Read more…