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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Digging Deeper

Finding South Asian Workers in West Kootenay History Guest post by Greg Nesteroff The BC Labour Heritage Centre’s recent book Union Zindabad! cites a newspaper item revealing South Asian sawmill workers in the Kootenay Lake Read more…

Vancouver’s 1932 Hunger March

“A Great Tide of Humanity Protesting Against Inhumanity” Researched and written by Donna Sacuta 6,000 March in Vancouver Despite police predictions that it would be a “dismal failure”, 6,000 men, women and children descended on Read more…