Curriculum Project

The Labour History Curriculum initiative is a partnership between the Labour Heritage Centre and the BC Teachers’ Federation. It is supported by the BC Federation of Labour. The initiative is intended to increase the access of BC K-12 students to labour history and other labour studies issues. 

There are several groups working in support of this initiative.

  1. Labour History Curriculum working group

Wayne Axford, Burnaby teacher

Sarah Purdy, Burnaby teacher

Gavin Hainsworth, Surrey teacher

Scott Parker, retired Burnaby teacher

Robin Folvik, LHC researcher

Dan Blake, retired teacher

Al Cornes, retired teacher

Ken Novakowski, retired teacher


  1. Provincial Labour History Curriculum Steering Committee

All members of the Labour History working group

Joey Hartman, Vancouver and District Labour Council, Pacific Northwest Labour History Association

Mark Leier, SFU History Department

Gary Teeple, SFU Labour Studies Department

Peter Hall and Ken Bauder, Working Waterfront Project

Mervyn Van Steinburg, Labour Heritage Centre

Kassandra Cordero, BC Federation of Labour

Tom Morton, BC Heritage Fairs