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 believe in the value of collecting and presenting the rich and diverse stories of working people in British Columbia who have played an important role in improving society. We engage in partnerships and projects to share our history and centre voices previously left out. These include the stories of all races and genders, including Indigenous workers and organizations. Further, our work broadens educational and intergenerational connections using varied media, connecting themes from both past and present situations which  have an 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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Tranquille Flag

“The Most Exciting Thing We Could Have Done” Union flag fashioned from a bed sheet became a symbol of solidarity and determination during the 1983 Tranquille Institution occupation. On July 19, 1983 an inspirational episode Read more…

Charles S. Sager

Charles S. Sager called out racism in an open letter to Prince George city council in 1921 “We are forced to bear the full responsibility of our race, forced into the lowest of menial occupations Read more…