The BC Labour Heritage Centre Society preserves, documents and presents the rich history of working people and their unions 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 center voices previously left out including the stories of all races and genders, Indigenous workers and organizations. Further, our work broadens educational and inter-generational connections using varied media, connecting themes from both past and present situations.
We are a registered non-profit society.

BC Labour Heritage News

Read our latest BC labour history research

Frances Foxcroft

Frances ‘Frank’ Foxcroft She stood firm and blocked the way by Donna Sacuta Frances ‘Frank'1 Foxcroft likely saved the life of Vancouver Trades and Labour Council Secretary Victor Midgely on the afternoon of August 2, Read more…

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…