Projects

Feel free to explore our many ongoing projects by clicking on the project image below.

The BC LHC offers guided walking tours of three areas of urban Vancouver: Downtown, Central, and Eastside.

5From plaques remembering workers killed on the job, to geographic location names, to recognition of individuals who championed the rights of working people and the union movement – browse our map of monuments to working people in BC.

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Every union local or provincial has members who have important stories to tell.  All too often, these stories never get recorded.

BC Labour Heritage Centre and WorkSafeBC
YouTubeLHCThe BC Labour Heritage Centre partners with WorkSafeBC to develop films on the history of health and safety in British Columbia.

bar fixed The BC Labour Heritage Centre is partnering with communities across BC to install plaques commemorating the role of working people and their unions in building this province.

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To further support the research and writing of BC labour history, the BC LHC is soliciting original works of historical research exploring some aspect of BC’s rich labour history.  Learn more.


In early 2010, we completed our first project, a series of educational panels at Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Working People_fixed A partnership between the BC LHC and Knowledge Network, Landrock Entertainment produced these 30 vignettes (2-3 minutes each) of working people in BC history.

Slated for completion in 2017, BC LHC’s labour history book project is a partnership with the BC Federation of Labour and the SFU Labour Studies program.

The BC Teachers Federation in partnership with the BC LHC, produce curriculum materials for use in BC classrooms highlighting the contributions of working people to the growth and development of the province.

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The BCLHC has partnered with the BC Teachers’ Federation, the BC Federation of Labour and WorkSafeBC  to have all high schools in BC recognize April 28 as a day to commemorate workers killed and injured on the job.

Other ongoing projects

Speaker Series

The BCHLC has partnered with the SFU Labour Studies Program to sponsor events highlighting the changing nature of work, and the labour movement: past, present and future.

Labour History Matters

The BCLHC is currently producing a module for use in steward training by unions and aimed at fostering appreciation of union history. This project is ongoing.

Workshop Series

The BCLHC has been happy to reach out and speak at conferences, events, and other public spaces. If you have an event that you would be interested in us preparing a presentation or other contribution to, email us to learn more.