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.





BC Labour Heritage News

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The First of May

There is May Day and there’s the “First of May”. Let’s not confuse them. Labour’s May Day (sometimes called International Workers’ Day) on the “First of May” has been held around the world for over Read more…

The Battle of Kelly’s Cut

Prince Rupert’s Fight Over Labour Rights, 110 Years Ago Written by Bailey Garden, BCLHC Project Manager; Research by Bailey Garden & Rod Mickleburgh The Industrial Workers of the World, otherwise known as the IWW or Read more…

Jack Kavanagh

An Irish-Marxist BC Labour Leader written by Donna Sacuta A fiery Irish-Catholic who lost both parents before he turned 12, Jack Kavanagh came to Vancouver in 1908 after serving in the British Army in South Read more…