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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Out to Fight Controls

October 14, 1976 – Out to Fight Controls BC workers answer labour’s call (excerpted and adapted from On the Line: A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement by Rod Mickleburgh) On Thanksgiving, October 14, Read more…

Labour Days of Old

Carpenters in Aprons, Metalworkers in Tin Hats and Morticians in Black by Donna Sacuta, BCLHC Executive Director Underlying Racism Excluded Many Parades – particularly Labour Day parades – were big attractions in the early years Read more…

Alice West

A Formidable Force for Working Women by Rod Mickleburgh with Donna Sacuta Alice West was a BC union pioneer who died on September 17, 2021 at the age of 95. She devoted much of her Read more…